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The name Daithith is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Daventry, a town in Northants (now Northampton). The place-name was rendered as Daventrei in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census and survey taken by William the Conqueror in 1086. The place-name Daventry is derived from the Old English personal name Dafa, and means "tree of a man called Dafa, Dafa's tree." It is interesting to note that the pronunciation of the placename Daventry is not as it would appear. Locals pronounce Daventry as Daintree, giving rise to the many variations of this name that are found. Another source has a different understanding about the origin of the place name. "The British name of this place, Dwy-Avon-Tre, 'the town of two Avons,' from which its present appellation is derived, originated in its situation between the source of the river Leam, which falls into the Western Avon, and the river Nene, anciently styled the Aufona. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early Origins of the Daithith family


The surname Daithith was first found in Northampton at Daventry, a market-town, a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Fawsley.

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Early History of the Daithith family

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Early History of the Daithith family


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Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1296, 1400, 1349 and 1373 are included under the topic Early Daithith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Daithith Spelling Variations

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Daithith 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 Daithith were recorded, including Daventry, Daintry, Dainty, Dantry, Dantye and others.

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Early Notables of the Daithith family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Daithith family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Daithith family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Daithith 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 Daithith family emigrate to North America: William Daintry who settled in New England in 1695; Henry Dainty settled in Barbados in 1640; Katherine Daintye settled in Maryland in 1685.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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