The origins of the name Dades are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name Dade.
This Old English personal name
was originally derived from the Old English word daed,
when translated means a deed
or an exploit.
Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Dades family
The surname Dades was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dades family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dades research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1662, 1650 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Dades History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dades Spelling Variations
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. Dades has been spelled many different ways, including Dade, Dadey, Dady and others.
Early Notables of the Dades family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Reverend Thomas Dade, Rector of Broadway and Bincombe in Dorset; and Major Francis Dade (1621-1662), also known as John Smith, a Virginia politician and... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dades Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dades family to the New World and Oceana
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 Dadess to arrive in North America: John Dade who settled in Virginia in 1676; William Dade settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630; Dorothy Dadey settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.