The name Daws is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of David.
Early Origins of the Daws family
The surname Daws was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Daws family
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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.
Early Notables of the Daws family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daws family to 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.
Migration of the Daws family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)
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, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1853.shtml
- Robert Daws, aged 28, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 15 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stuart 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstuart1853.shtml.
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) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- 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