The ancestors of the Daglish surname are thought to have lived in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name Daglish was given to someone who lived in the ancient lands of Dalgleish on Tinna Water, in the Parish of Ettrick, in the county of Selkirk, Scotland
. The place name comes from the Celtic dol,
meaning "field," and glas,
Early Origins of the Daglish family
The surname Daglish was first found in Selkirkshire
(Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Shalcraig), where the name Dalgleish had its roots in the lands of Dalgleish on Tinna Water, in the Parish of Ettrick, Selkirkshire
, in Scotland
. The Dalgleish family figured prominently in the Scottish-English border conflicts.
Early History of the Daglish family
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Daglish Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Daglish has appeared as Dalgleish, Dalgliesh, Dalglish, Dalglese, Dagleish, Dagleishe, Dalgleise, Dalgleiss, Dalgiss, Dalgis, Dalglis and many more.
Early Notables of the Daglish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daglish family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Daglish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Daglish, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1849 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Daglish (post 1700)
- Eric Fitch Daglish (1892-1966), British engraver and author
- Ian Daglish (1952-2011), British military historian, a specialist in World War II and the British Army in the Battle of Normandy
- Ben Daglish (b. 1966), English composer and musician from London
- Henry Daglish (1866-1920), Australian politician, the 6th Premier of Western Australia (1904-1905)
- Robert Daglish (1777-1865), English steam engineer, founder of Robert Daglish & Co in 1818
The Daglish Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deliciae meae
Motto Translation: My delight.