Dunne is an Irish surname, derived from the Gaelic O'Duinn and O'Doinn, meaning "dark" or "brown." The name Dunne in Ireland is derived from the O'Duinn and the O'Doinn Gaelic Septs who were based in County Laois and County Wicklow. These septs in turn are descendants of the O'Regan noble family. It is in these Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found. Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Dunn family in Ireland was O Duinn or O Doinn. Both Gaelic names are derived from the Gaelic word donn, which means brown. O Doinn is the genitive case of donn. First found in county Meath, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Variations: Dunn, Dunne, Dun, O'Dunne, O'Doyne, Doine, Doin, O'Dunn

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... Stephen Dunne (born January 13, 1918, in Northampton, Massachusetts died September 2, 1977, in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor ... from 1945 to 1973 and was also credited as Steve Dunn, Michael Dunne, Stephan Dunne, and Steve Dunne ... Dunne appeared in several television shows, including Professional Father, The Millionaire, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Petticoat Junction, Batman, Dragnet 1967, Nanny and the ...
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Famous quotes containing the word dunne:

    If ye live enough befure thirty ye won’t care to live at all afther fifty.
    —Finley Peter Dunne (1867–1936)

    I didn’t lead a very wise life, myself, but it was a full one and a grown-up one. You come of age very quickly through shipwreck and disaster.
    —Philip Dunne (1908–1992)

    Twenty-two weeks the men were out as the strike moved into winter. It was strange to go out into the street and find the men there in the daytime. It had a feeling of fright in it. And always the mood of the men grew uglier as empty bellies and desperation began to conquer reason. Any man who was not their friend became their enemy. They knew my father had opposed the strike, and now it was they who opposed him.
    —Philip Dunne (1908–1992)