Ancient Modern Crest
Gaelic Name: Guinne
Motto: Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Either peace or war)
Lands: Caithness and Sutherland
Origin of Name: Norse, Gunn-arr
The Norse word gunnr means war. Living between Caithness and Sutherland, the Gunns were descended from the Norsemen, some think possibly from Olaf the Black himself, and their name foretold their destiny. The ferocious Gunns were continually at enmity with neighbouring clans, especially the Keiths. Gunn lands were constantly being encroached upon from the North, South and West.