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GUNNING Family History

This interesting and unusual surname derives from the Old German personal name Gund(e)win, a compound of the elements "gunn" meaning a "battle" plus "win" "a friend". The forename first appears in its Latinized form Gundewinus in the 1130, Pipe Rolls of Surrey. The surname dates back to the early 13th Century, (see below). Further recordings include one William Gundewyne (1296), "The Subsidy Rolls of Sussex", and Willelmus Gunwyn (1379), "The Poll Tax Records of Yorkshire". The London church recordings include Margarett, daughter of Robert Gunninge who was christened at St. Mildred Poultry with St. Mary Colechurch on October 16th 1586. Robert Gunning married Marcery Kadwell at St...

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