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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, who settled in Virginia in 1729
  • John Dance, who 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, who settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Mary Dance, who setted in New York, NY in 1824

Dance Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dance, aged 21, who 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, who 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, who 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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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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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