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Origins Available: Borderlands, English
The surname Dalkeith was first found in Edinburgh where they held a family seat. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percys, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Edinburgh in the 17th century.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalkeith, Dalkieth and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalkeith research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1430 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Dalkeith History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Dalkeith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Dalkeith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dalkeith 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.
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