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Where did the English Daw family come from? What is the English Daw family crest and coat of arms? When did the Daw family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Daw family history?The name Daw is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name for the son of David.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Daw has been spelled many different ways, including Dawes, Dawe, Daw, Daws, Douwes, Dohse and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daw research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1212 is included under the topic Early Daw History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Daw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Daw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Daws to arrive in North America:
Daw Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Daw Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Daw Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Daw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Daw 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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