The surname Gunn has existed for centuries in England and Scottland. Etymology may be defined as the history of a word, revealed through the analysis of its parts, and by tracing its roots to past times and even to foreign languages. Such a study is of particular interest when applied to a name. The surname Gunn is classified as an metonymic occupational name, since it referred to the profession of the first person to bear the name: someone who operated a siege engine or cannon. This surname has its roots in the nickname ” forcefull person “, from Middle English ” gunne, gonne “, which means ” ballista, cannon “( originally a humrous application of the female personal name).. We found more information regarding this Last Name also in other historical archives. Over the centuries the name Gunn may have had many changes and the present form, according to our studies, appears to be different from the or…
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