Dawley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Anglo-Saxon name Dawley comes from when the family resided in or beside a meadow. The surname Dawley originally derived from the Old English word Dael.

Early Origins of the Dawley family

The surname Dawley was first found in Norfolk at either Field Dalling or Wood Dalling. Collectively they date back to the Domesday Book when they were listed as Dallinga. [1] Later there was a split in the villages as Wode Dallinges was listed in 1198 and Fildedalling was listed in 1272. [2]

The parish of Wood-Dalling (anciently spelt Wode Dallinges) in Norfolk was a family seat since early times. "The Hall, now a respectable farmhouse, was built in 1582 by a member of the Dalling family, which during a long period held the estate." [3]

Important Dates for the Dawley family

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Dawley Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dawley has been recorded under many different variations, including Dalling, Dawling, Douling, Dauling, Dallinger and others.

Early Notables of the Dawley family (pre 1700)

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Dawley migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dawley or a variant listed above:

Dawley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Dawley, who arrived in New England in 1727 [4]
Dawley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jerry Dawley, aged 22, who landed in New York in 1854 [4]

Dawley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dawley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Dawley, aged 14 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Superior" departing from the port of Londonderry, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in October 1847 [5]
  • Miss. Catherine Dawley, aged 5 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wakefield" departing 28th May 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th July 1847 but she died on board [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dawley (post 1700)

  • Major-General Ernst Joseph Dawley (1886-1973), American Member of Officers Procurement Board, 3rd Army (1946) [7]
  • William H. Dawley Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Voluntown; Defeated, 1908, 1910; Elected 1912; Defeated, 1920 [8]
  • Nelson Dawley, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1840 [8]
  • Lulu F. Dawley, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1922 [8]
  • Lewis H. Dawley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964 (alternate) [8]
  • John W. Dawley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1954-59 (acting, 1954-55) [8]
  • J. W. Dawley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1944 [8]
  • J. M. Dawley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1940 (alternate), 1952; Washington Republican State Chair, 1945 [8]
  • Isaac N. Dawley, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 16th District, 1854-55 [8]
  • Glenn Dawley, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928 [8]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)
  6. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 72)
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) Ernst Dawley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Dawley/Ernst_Joseph/USA.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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