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Where did the English Dewdney family come from? What is the English Dewdney family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dewdney family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dewdney family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Dowdney, Dodenhay, Dowdnay, Dewdney, Doudnay, Doudney, Dudney and many more.

First found in Surrey where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewdney research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dewdney History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Dewdney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dewdney Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • John Dewdney, who arrived in Norfolk, Va in 1823
  • Joseph Dewdney, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1855

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  • Alexander Dewdney (b. 1941), Canadian mathematician, computer scientist and philosopher
  • Christopher Dewdney (b. 1951), Canadian poet
  • Edgar Dewdney (1835-1916), Canadian surveyor, engineer, politician, and provincial Lieutenant-Governor
  • Selwyn Dewdney (1909-1979), Canadian author, illustrator and artist, father of Alexander and Christopher
  • Tom Dewdney (b. 1933), West Indian cricketer


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  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Dewdney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewdney 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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