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Where did the Scottish Dalgliesh family come from? What is the Scottish Dalgliesh family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dalgliesh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dalgliesh family history?The ancestors of the first family to use the name Dalgliesh lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland. The name Dalgliesh was given to someone who lived in the ancient lands of Dalgleish on Tinna Water, in the Parish of Ettrick, in the county of Selkirk, Scotland. The place name comes from the Celtic dol, meaning "field," and glas, or "green."
Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Dalgliesh has been spelled Dalgleish, Dalgliesh, Dalglish, Dalglese, Dagleish, Dagleishe, Dalgleise, Dalgleiss, Dalgiss, Dalgis, Dalglis and many more.
First found in Selkirkshire, where the name Dalgleish had its roots in the lands of Dalgleish on Tinna Water, in the Parish of Ettrick, Selkirkshire, in Scotland. The Dalgleish family figured prominently in the Scottish-English border conflicts.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalgliesh research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1452, 1590, and 1597 are included under the topic Early Dalgliesh History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dalgliesh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Dalgliesh were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Dalgliesh Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Dalgliesh Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deliciae meae
Motto Translation: My delight.
The Dalgliesh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dalgliesh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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