Today's generation of the Dansie family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Dansie family lived in Wiltshire
. The family was originally from Anizy, in Calvados, Normandy
, and it is from this location that their surname derives. The name would have stood D'Anizy, which means from Anizy. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Dansie family
The surname Dansie was first found in Wiltshire
where Richard de Dauntesye was one of the first records of the name as listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. The same rolls listed Peter de Dauntesy in Berkshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
West Lavington in Wiltshire
"was for many generations the property of the Dauntsey family, of whom William Dauntsey, a younger son, was alderman of London in 1542." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
He would later found and endow an almshouse, and a grammar school there. The church contains the sepulchral chapel of the Dauntsey family. Through marriage the property passed to the Danvers family.
Early History of the Dansie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dansie research.Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1348, 1349, 1632 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Dansie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dansie Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dansie were recorded, including Dancey, Dauncy, Dauncey, Dauntsey, Dance, Dancie, Dauncie, Dauntsie and many more.
Early Notables of the Dansie family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Dansie family to Ireland
Some of the Dansie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 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 Dansie family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Dansie arrived in North America very early:
Dansie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ludwig Dansie, aged 11, who settled in America, in 1894
Dansie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Thomas Dansie, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
- Caroline Dansie, aged 27, who landed in America from London, in 1904
- Charles Dansie, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
- Wilfred Dansie, aged 47, who landed in America from Ilford, England, in 1924
- Wilfred Dansie, aged 47, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Dansie (post 1700)
- Hampton Neil Dansie OAM (b. 1928), Australian former first-class cricketer and long term administrator for South Australia