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Where did the English Dearlove family come from? What is the English Dearlove family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dearlove family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dearlove family history?The name Dearlove was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dearlove family lived in Derbyshire. They were originally from Erle in Calvados, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this name, D'Erle, which means, from Erle, that their name 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 Darley, Darleigh, Darligh, Darly and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dearlove research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1795, 1846 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Dearlove History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 73 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dearlove Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dearlove family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 Dearlove or a variant listed above: James Darley who settled in Maryland in 1738; Richard and William Darley arrived in Philadelphia in 1854; John and William arrived in Philadelphia in 1798.
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: Per mare
Motto Translation: By sea.
The Dearlove Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dearlove 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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