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Subject: Re: Origin of surname Dunlop
Author: Anon.   (guest)
Date: May 20, 2004 at 11:18 AM
Reply to: Origin of surname Dunlop by Anonyme

The district of Dunlop, Scotland gave the name to the family. Celtic "Dunluib" signifies, "The hill at the bend." Arthur, in his dictionary of English and Scottish names, says
"Dunlop (Gaelic), a parish in the district of Cunningham, Ayrshire, Scotland: from 'dun', a castle, fort or hill, and 'lub', a bending, curve. 'The castle or hill at the bend.'"
There is a hill or "dun" in the vicinity of the village of Dunlop, near which a small stream, called the Glazert, describes such a bend as to render the place characteristic of it's Gaelic etymology.

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  • Origin of surname Dunlop - Anonyme  May 20 2004, 9:42 AM
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