Origins Available: English, Italian
Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Daniel.
Early Origins of the Dance family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dance family
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Dance Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dance have been found, including Dance, Danse and others.
Early Notables of the Dance family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dance family to Ireland
Some of the Dance family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dance family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Dance, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Dance Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Dance Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Dance Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Dance Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dance (post 1700)
Dance Family Crest Products