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The name Daw is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name for the son of David.

Daw Early Origins



The surname Daw was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Daw Spelling Variations


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Daw Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Daw has been spelled many different ways, including Dawes, Dawe, Daw, Daws, Douwes, Dohse and others.

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Daw Early History


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Daw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daw research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1212 is included under the topic Early Daw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Daw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Daw Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Daw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Daw In Ireland


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Daw In Ireland



Some of the Daw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Daws to arrive in North America:

Daw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Geo Daw, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Nathan Daw, who landed in Maryland in 1658-1663
  • John Daw, who arrived in Maryland in 1666
  • Stephen Daw, who arrived in Maryland in 1675

Daw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Daw, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Andrew Daw, who arrived in Maryland in 1716

Daw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Daw, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1843
  • James Daw, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • AmbroSe Daw, who landed in Iowa in 1874

Daw Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Daw, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Daw from Asburton, Devon, England, was married in St. John's in 1759

Daw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Daw arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  • John Whickham Daw arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  • Ellen Orianna Daw arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  • Mary Ann Daw arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  • Susannah Daw arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Daw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Daw, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Daw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Daw (post 1700)



  • The Reverend Carl P. Daw Jr. M.A., M.Div., Ph.D. (b. 1944), American Episcopal priest
  • John Daw (1870-1965), last surviving U.S. Army Indian Scout veteran that had served in the Indian Wars
  • Marjorie Daw (1902-1979), American film actress of the silent era who appeared in 68 films between 1914 and 1927
  • Leila Daw (b. 1940), American installation artist and art professor
  • Harry H. Daw, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932
  • Anthony "Tony" Daw (b. 1966), English former professional footballer
  • Robert Daw (b. 1959), English actor
  • Chris Daw (b. 1970), Canadian four-time gold medalist Paralympian curler
  • Ranie Daw, Australian born actress
  • Kinkar Daw (b. 1940), Indian cricketer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Daw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Daw 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.

This page was last modified on 24 May 2016 at 00:12.

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