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Dance is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Daniel.

Dance Early Origins



The surname Dance was first found in 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.

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Dance Spelling Variations


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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.

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Dance Early History


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Dance Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dance research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1800 is included under the topic Early Dance History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dance Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dance Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dance In Ireland


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Dance In Ireland



Some of the Dance family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • Rebecca Dance settled in Virginia in 1729
  • John Dance arrived in Philadelphia in 1754

Dance Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gilbert Dance who settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Gilbert Dance settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Mary Dance, who came to New York, NY in 1824

Dance Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dance, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"

Dance Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Dance, aged 34, a railway labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Marie Dance, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dance (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dance (post 1700)



  • George Dance the Elder (1695-1768), English architect
  • George Dance the Younger (1741-1825), English architect and surveyor
  • Brian Dance, Headmaster of St. Dunstan's

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Dance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dance 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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