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Name Dumfries
Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. DUM-frees(English) DUYM-frees(Dutch)
Other Forms FormsDùn Phris, Dumphreys, Dumphries, Dunfries, Donfris, de Dunfres, de Dumfries
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Meaning & History

From the name of a market town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, derived from Gaelic dùn meaning "fort" and preas meaning "thicket". This surname is found predominantly in Aruba, the Netherlands and Suriname. A famous bearer is the Dutch soccer player Denzel Dumfries (1996-), who was born to a Surinamese mother and an Aruban father.
Added 12/16/2022 by General9696