| duns scotland | | scottish borders |  
duns dings a' duns scotland

local info
tourist info
town trail
contact us

History of Duns
Family Names

The Hay Family

The family first appears in the Duns area in 1696, when the Earl of Tweeddale bought Duns Castle for his son, William Hay of Drumelzier.

The Swinton Family

The family would appear to originate as a Saxon family who lived in Northumbria, in the days when Northumbria stretched all the way north to Edinburgh.

The Home Family

Soon after the Norman invasion of England, the Cospatricks, forbears of the Homes, moved into the area, from across the border, where they had been the Saxon Earls of Northumbria.

Duns Scotland, Scottish Borders UK