The Norman Conquest
in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Dansone family lived in Lancashire
. The name is said to be of Angevin origin, and it is likely that it is a local
reference to a town now lost to the maps.
Early Origins of the Dansone family
The surname Dansone was first found in Lancashire
where conjecturally they were descended from the great Norman noble, Ive or Ivo Taillebois, who held large portions of the north of Lancashire
, and that part of Westmorland
which came under the barony of Kendal. The surnames also descended from this noble are Lancaster, Kendal and Irby, Bardsea, Broughton, Kirby and Preston. Ivo arrived in England
with William the Conqueror, but there is little known of the family except that they were Angevin.
Early History of the Dansone family
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Dansone Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Danison, Danisone, Dansone, Danson and others.
Early Notables of the Dansone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dansone family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Dansone or a variant listed above: Daniel Danison Sr. and Daniel Danison Jr. who arrived in Maryland in 1694.