Dull Coats of Arms
Walks about the Scottish gatherings of the Clans in Northern
California led me to believe that persons from Dull may have
been lieged at various times to Stewart of Atholl, Murray of
Atholl, and Munro. There are
apparently no Dulls in Scotland; I intend to verify this
in the future.
Dull is a known place name in Scotland. My uncle visited
it, and one of my yoga instructors conducted a wedding there.
Some people who took the name Dull migrated from the
British Isles to the Continent, where they identified
with their hosts on the Rhine. After several generations they
moved to North America with the Pennsylvania Dutch, and then
westward with them to the Ohio River valley. Dulls and Putnams
intermarried in Pennsylvania, possibly earlier in Europe, and
eventually the Dulls forgot why they took that name in the
American Dulls are reminded that "clan
membership" is actually a pledge to support someone else in
the case of armed conflict. The Duke of Atholl is a British
subject who is authorized to employ his own private army, and
Americans need to remember that as U.S. citizens they have
repeatedly pledged allegiance "to the flag of the United States
of America, and to the republic for which it stands." Those of
us who have served the nation directly may recall we also
pledged to "defend the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
A letter from a German Dull
Some Ohio Dulls. This document was given to me by
Gregory Dull in 1993. I have not established a connection
between this family and me.
My personal genealogy
US Scots magazine
Caledonian Club of San Francisco
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