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Dart is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Dart family lived in Devon, near the river Dart, from which the surname derives.

Dart Early Origins



The surname Dart was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Dart Spelling Variations


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Dart Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Dart, Darte, Darth and others.

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Dart Early History


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Dart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dart research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Dart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dart Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dart Notables 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dart or a variant listed above:

Dart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Dart settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Jane Dart, aged 17, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Ambrose Dart settled in Boston, Massachusetts about the year 1640
  • Ambrose Dart, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1654
  • Robert Dart, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Geo Dart, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Elizabeth Dart settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766

Dart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cyrus Dart settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1821
  • Robert Dart was a planter of Twillingate in 1823
  • A W Dart, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Anson Dart, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • P C Dart, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dart Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Walter Dart was a fisherman of Petty Harbour in 1739

Dart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Dart settled in Herring Neck, Newfoundland in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Robert Dart settled in Exploits Burnt Island, Newfoundland in 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Dart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Dart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Platina" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLATINA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Platina.htm
  • Elizabeth Dart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Platina" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLATINA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Platina.htm
  • John Dart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849
  • Joseph Dart, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • William Dart, aged 43, a millwright, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Dart, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dart (post 1700)



  • Justin Whitlock Dart Jr. (1930-2002), American activist who helped to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Rollin Bashford Dart (1925-2016), American banker, chairman of Dart National Bank (1962 to 2005)
  • Justin Whitlock Dart Sr. (1907-1984), American entrepreneur, founder of Dart Industries, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Raymond Dart, Australian anatomist and anthropologist
  • Gerald Francis John "Jack" Dart, Australian teacher, educational philosopher and playwright
  • Robert Thurston "Bob" Dart (1921-1971), eminent British musicologist, conductor and keyboard player
  • Raymond Arthur Dart (1893-1988), South African anatomist

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Dart Historic Events


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Dart Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Ernest George Dart, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Dart Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLATINA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Platina.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Dart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dart 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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