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Where did the English Dartt family come from? What is the English Dartt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dartt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dartt family history?The name Dartt was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dartt family lived in Devon, near the river Dart, from which the surname derives.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Dart, Darte, Darth and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dartt research. Another 245 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Dartt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Dartt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Dartt or a variant listed above: Ambrose Dart settled in Boston, Massachusetts about the year 1640; and Richard Dart settled in New London in the year 1664; Jane Dart settled in Bermuda in 1635.
The Dartt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dartt 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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