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Dance History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Italian


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

Early Origins of the Dance family


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.

Early History of the Dance family


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.

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)


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.

Migration of the Dance family to 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.

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

  • 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 settled 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

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


  1. ^ 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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