name Daty comes from the baptismal name Dade.
This Old English personal name
was originally derived from the Old English word daed,
when translated means a deed
or an exploit.
Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Daty family
The surname Daty was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Daty family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daty research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1662, 1650 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Daty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Daty 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 Daty were recorded, including Dade, Dadey, Dady and others.
Early Notables of the Daty family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Reverend Thomas Dade, Rector of Broadway and Bincombe in Dorset; and Major Francis Dade (1621-1662), also known as John Smith, a Virginia politician and... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Daty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Daty family to the New World and Oceana
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 Daty family emigrate to North America: John Dade who settled in Virginia in 1676; William Dade settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630; Dorothy Dadey settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.