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Where did the English Due family come from? What is the English Due family crest and coat of arms? When did the Due family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Due family history?Due is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Due family lived in Devon. This family was originally from Douai, near Lille, Normandy, and it is from this location that their surname derives.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Due include Dewey, Dewy, Dewye and others.
First found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Due research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Due History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Dues to arrive on North American shores:
Due Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Due Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Due Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Due Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Due 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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