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The rich and ancient history of the Dady family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes 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.

Dady Early Origins



The surname Dady 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.

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Dady Spelling Variations


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Dady Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dady have been found, including Dade, Dadey, Dady and others.

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Dady Early History


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Dady Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dady research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1662, 1650 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Dady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dady Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dady Early Notables (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 Dady Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Dady, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Dady Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Dady, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1633

Dady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dady, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Dady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Dady, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dady (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dady (post 1700)



  • Michael J. Dady (1850-1921), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1900, 1920; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916
  • John A. Dady, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Putnam; Elected 1908

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dady 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 11:15.

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