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All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Daye originally appeared in Gaelic as O Deaghaidh or O Diaghaidh.

Daye Early Origins



The surname Daye was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where O'Dea was chief of Dysart-O'Dea, now the parish of Dysart, barony of Inchiquin, one of the original chiefs and clans of ancient Thomond. Today Dysert O'Dea Castle still stands near Corofin, County Clare with its Romanesque Doorway and High Cross and was the site of the Battle of Dysert O'Dea in 1318. It was here that the Irish chieftain Conor O'Dea, chief of the Cineal Fearmaic and ally of Murtough O'Brien, stood his ground only to be defeated by the invading forces from Scotland.

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Daye Spelling Variations


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Daye Spelling Variations



Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Daye include Day, Dea, O'Dea and others.

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Daye Early History


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Daye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daye research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1318 and 1434 are included under the topic Early Daye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Daye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Daye Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Most Rev. Thomas O'Dea; and Cornelius O'Dea (d. 1434), Archdeacon of Killaloe and later Bishop of Limerick. Three items of his have survived over the centuries: his Mitre, Crozier and a manuscript now entitled "The Black Book of Limerick." Today, they are...

Another 98 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Daye 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



The English-ruled Ireland of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North Ameri ca. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Daye:

Daye Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Stephen Daye (1594-1668), was the first printer in New England, and produced the first book printed in the English colonies

Daye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Daye, who landed in New York, NY in 1811

Daye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Phillips Daye, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Daye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Daye (post 1700)



  • Gage Daye (b. 1989), American basketball guard
  • Daryl Daye (b. 1963), American football coach and former player, current Defensive Coordinator at Northwestern State University
  • Irene Daye (1918-1971), American jazz singer
  • Darren Keefe Daye (b. 1960), retired American professional NBA basketball player
  • Austin Darren Daye (b. 1988), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Gabrielle Daye (1911-2005), English television actress, known for her work on 10 Rillington Place (1971), Bless Me Father (1978) and In Celebration (1975)
  • Delmore W. "Buddy" Daye, Canadian boxer from Nova Scotia, active in the 1950s and 1960s, Canadian Junior Lightweight Boxing Champion in 1964
  • Joseph Daye (b. 1990), Australian rules footballer for Gold Coast

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Daye Historic Events


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Daye Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Prosper Daye (1893-1914), Canadian Driver from Alberta, Canada who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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Daye Family Crest Products


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Daye Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Daye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Daye 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 16 September 2016 at 10:36.

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