The origins of the name Dake are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the personal name
David. Daw was a common diminutive of David in the Middle Ages. The surname is a compound of daw
and literally means "the kin of David." Over time there were changes in pronunciation and spelling, leading to many different variants of the name.
Early Origins of the Dake family
The surname Dake was first found in Rutland where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Dake family
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Dake Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dake family name include Dakin, Dakins, Dakyn, Daykin, Daykins, Daken, Deakin, Daikins, Daikyns, Daikin, Dayken, Daiken, Deakyn, Deake, Deaken and many more.
Early Notables of the Dake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dake family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dake surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Dake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Dake, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860 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)
Dake Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. James Dake U.E. who settled in Charlotee County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Contemporary Notables of the name Dake (post 1700)
- Terrence R. Dake (b. 1944), retired United States Marine Corps four-star general, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (ACMC) from 1998 to 2000
- Crawley P. Dake (1836-1890), Canadian-born, Union Army soldier during the Civil War and later U.S. Marshal for the Arizona Territory from 1878 to 1882
- Kyle Dake (b. 1991), American former collegiate wrestler at Cornell University
- Arthur Dake (1910-2000), born Arthur Darkowski, an American chess master of Polish descent
- Jeniffer Dake, American motivational speaker
- Charles Romeyn Dake (1849-1899), 19th-century American homeopathic physician and writer
- Finis Jennings Dake (1902-1987), American Pentecostal minister and evangelist