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Dalglish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rugged west coast of Scotland in the kingdom of Dalriada is the setting from which came the Dalglish name. The name derives from someone having 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, or "green."

Early Origins of the Dalglish family

The surname Dalglish 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 Dalglish family

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Dalglish Spelling Variations

In various documents Dalglish has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Dalgleish, Dalgliesh, Dalglish, Dalglese, Dagleish, Dagleishe, Dalgleise, Dalgleiss, Dalgiss, Dalgis, Dalglis and many more.

Early Notables of the Dalglish family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dalglish family to the New World and Oceana

Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dalglishs to arrive in North America: Alexander Dalgleish who arrived in America in 1685; Andrew Dalgleish settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1764; and David Dalgleish settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1763..

Contemporary Notables of the name Dalglish (post 1700)

  • Malcolm Dalglish (b. 1952), American hammered dulcimer player and builder, composer, and choral director
  • James B. Dalglish, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 6 aerial victories
  • Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish (b. 1951), Scottish footballer and manager
  • Rear Admiral Robin Dalglish (1880-1934), British Royal Navy officer

The Dalglish 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.

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