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Where did the English Day family come from? When did the Day family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Day family history?The Day surname seems to have come from a few sources: it was an occupational name for a dairy maid in some parts of England and Scotland; it was a derivation from David; and in some cases the name came from the word eye (d'eye).
Spelling variations of this family name include: Day, Dea, Dey, Daye, Deie and others.
First found in Somerset. Early citings of this name include Aluric Day, in the Pipe Rolls for Buckinghamshire, Ralph Deie, in 1211, who was among those listed in the Register of the Freemen of Leicester.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Day research. Another 105 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1269, 1277, 1379, 1522, 1584, 1529, 1596, 1501, 1556, 1537, 1538, 1574, 1638, 1605, 1673, 1610, 1668, 1639, 1639, 1649 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Day History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 179 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Day Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Day family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Day Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Anthony Day, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635
- Dorothy Day, aged 17, landed in Virginia in 1635
- Hanna Day, aged 20, landed in America in 1635
- Jo Day, aged 16, arrived in Barbados in 1635
- Jon Day, who landed in Virginia in 1636
Day Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anne Day, who arrived in Virginia in 1701-1702
- Martha Day, who landed in Virginia in 1705
- Robert Day, who arrived in America in 1764
- Andrew Day, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
Day Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Redmond Day, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
- Gabriel Day, who arrived in New York in 1835
- Joseph Day, who landed in New York in 1836
- Botheny Day, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1839
- William Day, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845
Day Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Chata Day, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Nath Day, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
- Mr. Jacob Day U.E. (b. 1755) fromNew Jersey, USA who settled in Wickham, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he travelled on the Tartar to Saint John, he died in 1794
- Mr. John Day U.E. (b. 1755) from Bergen County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Parr Town [Saint John], New Brunswick c. 1784, then Washedemoak Lake, Wickham Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1785 he died in 1795
- Mr. Peter Day Sr., U.E. (b. 1753) from Hackensack, New Jersey, USA who settled in Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia c. 1784 then Queens County, New Brunswick he died in 1831 in Swan Creek, married to Catherine Allen they had 7 children
Day Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Luke Day, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814
- Joseph B Day, who arrived in Canada in 1830
- Elmer Day, who arrived in Canada in 1841
Day Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- J C Day, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
- T J Day, who arrived in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
Day Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Day, English convict from Berkshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- Charles Day, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- John Day, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- Richard Day arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838
- Mary Ann Day arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838
Day Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Geo Day landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
- Hendry Hale Day landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- John Day, aged 48, a blacksmith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
- Jane Day, aged 38, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
- William Day, aged 20, a carpenter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
- George Calvin Day (1871-1940), American rear admiral of the United States Navy
- Charles Wayne "Chuck" Day (1942-2008), American guitarist and baritone bluesman
- Emily Day (b. 1987), American gold medalist beach volleyball player on the NORCECA Circuit 2009
- Doris Day (b. 1924), born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, an American Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winning actress, singer, and animal rights activist, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004
- J Edward Day (1914-1996), American administrator, Postmaster General (1961-1963), who oversaw the introduction of ZIP codes
- Clarence Shepard Day Jr. (1874-1935), American writer
- William Rufus Day (1849-1923), American diplomat, jurist, and politician, Secretary of State (1898) and Supreme Court justice (1903-1922)
- Edmund Ezra Day (1883-1951), American economist and educator, president of Cornell University (1937-1949)
- Colonel George Everett "Bud" Day (b. 1925), former U.S. Air Force pilot who served during the Vietnam War. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S. service member since General Douglas MacArthur, having received some seventy decorations
- Dorothy Day (1897-1980), American writer and radical social reformer
- Day unto Day: A Study of the Day Family in America by Margery Frances Day Hanson.
- Descendants of Christopher Day of Bucks County, Pennsylvania by James Edward Day.
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