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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.

Dawley Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Later there was a split in the villages as Wode Dallinges was listed in 1198 and Fildedalling was listed in 1272. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dawley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Dawley Early History


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Dawley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dawley research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Dawley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dawley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dawley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dawley 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



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

Dawley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jerry Dawley, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854

Dawley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Dawley, aged 14 who emigrated 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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dawley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dawley (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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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. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. 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).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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