Dartez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Dartez is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dartez family lived in Devon, near the river Dart, from which the surname derives. [1]

Early Origins of the Dartez family

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

Early History of the Dartez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dartez research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1730 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Dartez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dartez Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dartez include Dart, Darte, Darth and others.

Early Notables of the Dartez family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Dart (d. 1730), English antiquary, "bred an attorney, but meeting with little success in that profession, he turned to the church as a means...
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Migration of the Dartez family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Dartezs to arrive on North American shores: Ambrose Dart settled in Boston, Massachusetts about the year 1640; and Richard Dart settled in New London in the year 1664; Jane Dart settled in Bermuda in 1635.


Contemporary Notables of the name Dartez (post 1700) +

  • Carla Blanchard Dartez (b. 1965), American politician, Democratic former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (2000-2008)


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


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