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The name Daws is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of David.

Daws Early Origins



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

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Daws Spelling Variations


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Daws Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Daws include Dawes, Dawe, Daw, Daws, Douwes, Dohse and others.

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Daws Early History


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Daws Early History



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

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Daws Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Daws Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Daws In Ireland


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Daws In Ireland



Some of the Daws 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Daws Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Daws, who arrived in Virginia in 1702

Daws Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ann Daws, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas Daws, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Daws Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ben j Daws, who landed in Canada in 1832

Daws Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Daws, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Robert Daws, aged 28, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Daws (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Daws (post 1700)



  • Ron Daws (1937-1992), American men's marathon athlete at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Gavan Daws (b. 1933), Australian-born, American writer, historian and filmmaker
  • Herbert B. Daws, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Oak Hill, West Virginia, 1949-73 (acting, 1949)
  • Dame Joyce Margaretta Daws DBE FRCS FRACS FAMA (1925-2007), English-born, Australian doctor
  • Lenny Daws (b. 1978), English professional boxer, two-time British light welterweight champion
  • Robert Daws (b. 1959), leading English stage and television actor
  • James "Jimmy" Daws (1898-1985), English professional footballer
  • Anthony "Tony" Daws (b. 1966), English former professional footballer from Sheffield
  • Nicholas "Nick" Daws (b. 1970), English former professional football midfielder from Salford, Lancashire
  • Lawrence Daws (b. 1927), Australian painter and printmaker

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. 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).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Daws Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Daws 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 11 December 2015 at 14:06.

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