The Dadey name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Dadey 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 Dadey family
The surname Dadey 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 Dadey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dadey research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1662, 1650 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Dadey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dadey Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dadey were recorded, including Dade, Dadey, Dady and others.
Early Notables of the Dadey 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 Dadey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dadey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dadey family emigrate to North America:
Dadey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Dorothy Dadey, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
Dadey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gregory Dadey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Hugh James, John, Michael, Patrick, Hugh, Thomas and William Dadey all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865
Contemporary Notables of the name Dadey (post 1700)
- Thomas V. Dadey Jr., American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 49th District, 2004, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html