Dalstun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dalstun family

The surname Dalstun was first found in Cumberland where they were established shortly after the Conquest when Ranulph Meschin granted the barony of Dalston to Robert, brother of Hubert and Ranulph de Vaux. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Dalston, about five miles from Carlisle, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Lord of Gillisland, first assumed the name from his residence. Robert was from the de Vaux Castle in Berners in Normandy and is recorded at Hastings. From this de Vaux family descended both the Stricklands and the Dalstons. Today, Dalston is a large village with a population of about 2,500 people within the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England.

Early History of the Dalstun family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalstun research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1617, 1641, 1664, 1760, 1541, 1581, 1657, 1618, 1621, 1629, 1640, 1643, 1657, 1621, 1629, 1640, 1643, 1683, 1640, 1644, 1641, 1711, 1723 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Dalstun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dalstun Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalston, Dalstun, Daulston, Daulstan, Dalsten and many more.

Early Notables of the Dalstun family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Dalston of Dalston Hall, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1541; Sir George Dalston (1581-1657), an English politician, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1618, Member of Parliament for Cumberland (1621-1629) and (1640-1643); Sir John Dalston, of Dalston, Cumberland; and his son, Sir George Dalston (died 1657) an English politician, Member of Parliament for Cumberland (1621-1629) and (1640-1643)...
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Migration of the Dalstun family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Dalston, who arrived in Virginia in 1665; Wm. Dalston, who came to Virginia in 1666; Isaac Dalson, who settled in Canada between 1796-1803; William B. Dalston, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868.

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