Dash History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Dash reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dash family lived in London. The family was originally from D'Assche, Normandy, and it is from this location that their surname derives.

Early Origins of the Dash family

The surname Dash was first found in London 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.

Important Dates for the Dash family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dash research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Dash History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dash Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dash family name include Dash, Dashe, Daishe and others.

Early Notables of the Dash family (pre 1700)

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Dash migration to the United States

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Dash family to immigrate North America:

Dash Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Dash who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Richard Dash, who landed in Virginia in 1622 [1]
  • John Dash, who landed in Maryland in 1661 [1]
Dash Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Dash, who settled in Virginia in 1774
Dash Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Dash, who arrived in South Carolina in 1822
  • Joseph Dash, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Dash migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Dash Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Dash, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr. J. Dash, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1868 [2]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Dash, (b. 1826), aged 44, British nurse travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [2]
  • Mr. Charles Dash, (b. 1847), aged 23, British farm labourer travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [2]
  • Miss Louisa Dash, (b. 1849), aged 21, British general servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dash (post 1700)

  • Stacey Dash, American actress
  • Sir Royden Dash,
  • Samuel Dash, chief counsel for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate scandal

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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