Dallyng History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Dallyng family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Dallyng comes from when the family lived in or beside a meadow. The surname Dallyng originally derived from the Old English word Dael.

Early Origins of the Dallyng family

The surname Dallyng was first found in Norfolk at either Field Dalling or Wood Dalling. Collectively they date back to the Domesday Book when they were listed as Dallinga. [1] Later there was a split in the villages as Wode Dallinges was listed in 1198 and Fildedalling was listed in 1272. [2]

The parish of Wood-Dalling (anciently spelt Wode Dallinges) in Norfolk was a family seat since early times. "The Hall, now a respectable farmhouse, was built in 1582 by a member of the Dalling family, which during a long period held the estate." [3]

Important Dates for the Dallyng family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dallyng research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Dallyng History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dallyng Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dallyng has appeared include Dalling, Dawling, Douling, Dauling, Dallinger and others.

Early Notables of the Dallyng family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Dallyng Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dallyng family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dallyng arrived in North America very early: Joe Dallinger who settled in Barbados in 1635; Cornelius Dawling settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Dawling arrived in Philadelphia in 1878.

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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