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The name Dashwood is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Dashwood, and held a family seat at Cockley Cley. The place-name literally means de Ashwood, which in the English form is Ashwood. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
After the Norman Conquest, the usual preposition was de, which was used in both English and French place-names. In French names beginning with a vowel, the de was often merged with the name. The bearer of this surname lived by or in an area of forest that contained ash trees.

Dashwood Early Origins



The surname Dashwood was first found in Norfolk at Cockley Cley, a small village and parish. However, some of the family were found at Kirtlington in Oxfordshire in early days. "The east end of the south aisle forms the sepulchral chapel of the Dashwood family, who have a mansion in the parish [of Kirtlington]." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dashwood Spelling Variations


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Dashwood Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dashwood were recorded, including Dashwood, Dashwoode and others.

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Dashwood Early History


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Dashwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dashwood research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1734, 1658 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Dashwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dashwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dashwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dashwood 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dashwood family emigrate to North America:

Dashwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Dashwood, who landed in Virginia in 1697

Dashwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Dashwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1723

Dashwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary, Robert, Sophia, Thomas and Thomas Junior Dashwood all arrived in New York in 1820

Dashwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Fife Dashwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orissa" in 1841 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORISSA 1841 - Captain Salmon. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841Orissa.gif
  • William Dashwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

Dashwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Dashwood arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dashwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dashwood (post 1700)



  • Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Dashwood KCB (1765-1847), British officer who served in the Royal Navy during the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812
  • Sir Richard James Dashwood (1950-2013), 9th Baronet of Kirtlington Park, English peer
  • Sir Robert Henry Seymour Dashwood (1876-1947), 7th Baronet of Kirtlington Park, English peer
  • Sir Henry George Massy Dashwood (1908-1972), 8th Baronet of Kirtlington Park, English peer
  • Sir George John Egerton Dashwood (1851-1933), 6th Baronet of Kirtlington Park, English peer
  • Sir Henry William Dashwood (1816-1889), 5th Baronet of Kirtlington Park, English peer
  • Sir Henry Watkin Dashwood (1745-1828), 3rd Baronet of Kirtlington Park, English peer
  • Sir George Dashwood (1786-1861), 4th Baronet of Kirtlington Park, English peer
  • Sir James Dashwood (1715-1779), 2nd Baronet of Kirtlington Park, English peer
  • Sir Edward John Francis Dashwood (b. 1964), 12th Baronet is an English landowner
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dashwood Historic Events


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Dashwood Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William George Dashwood (d. 1912), aged 19, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORISSA 1841 - Captain Salmon. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841Orissa.gif

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Dashwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dashwood 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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