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Dawn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Dawn family


The surname Dawn was first found in Cornwall where the family held at one time fifteen manors and were descended by an heiress to the house of Courtenay Earl of Devon about the reign of Edward II. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
It is known to be a "Norman family by reputation, and said to be traced to the Conquest, descended from Sir William Downay, who was in the wars in the Holy Land with Richard I. in 1192, at which time that King gave him, in memory of his acts of valour, a ring from his finger, which is still in possession of the family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The actual spelling of Sir William is under dispute as another reference claims William D'Aunay accompanied Richard I. to Palestine. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
This latter reference digs further to their earlier life in Normandy where the name was also known as "De Alneto, a branch of the baronial house of Bassett, deriving from Fulco or Fulcelin de Alneto, brother of Osmond Bassett, Baron of Normanville in 1050." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

Early History of the Dawn family


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Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1420, 1487, 1455, 1487, 1625, 1695, 1660, 1661, 1661 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Dawn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dawn Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dawney, Dawny, Dawn, Dawnie, Dawne, Dawnay, Dawnsey, Daun, Dorn, Dorne and many more.

Early Notables of the Dawn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dawn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dawn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Dawn, aged 19, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1775 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Dawn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Dawn, (b. 1818), aged 21, Cornish shoemaker travelling aboard the ship "Amelia Thompson" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 30th September 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • John Dawn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
  • William Dawn, aged 18, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  • William Dawn, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  • Harriet Dawn, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Contemporary Notables of the name Dawn (post 1700)


  • Jack Dawn (1892-1961), acclaimed American make-up artist
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Dawn (1939-2017), stage name of Sylvia Butterfield MBE, an English actress, best known for her role as Vera Duckworth in the long-running British soap opera, Coronation Street
  • Alicia Dawn Popoff (1950-2015), Canadian abstract painter from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, known for her works in acrylics and for her sculptures
  • Hillary Dawn Scott -Tyrrell (b. 1986), known professionally as Hillary Scott, an American two-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee
  • M. Dawn Knight, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Arizona State Senate 1st District, 1998, 2002; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2008 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) M. Knight. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Erika Dawn Krouse (b. 1969), American novelist and short story writer
  • Alline Dawn Lawrie (b. 1938), former Australian politician, Member for Nightcliff (1974-1983), mother of Delia Lawrie
  • Edwina Dawn Follows (b. 1961), Canadian five-time Genie Award nominated writer, best known for her work on F2: Forensic Factor (2003)
  • Jimmy Dawn Carruth (b. 1969), retired American basketball player
  • Estella Dawn Warren (b. 1978), Canadian actress, fashion model, and synchronized swimmer

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Citations


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) M. Knight. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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