Dayne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Dayne family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Sussex. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Dives, Normandy.

Early Origins of the Dayne family

The surname Dayne was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Dayne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dayne research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1412, 1413, 1377, 1397, 1383, 1414, 1383 and 1414 are included under the topic Early Dayne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dayne Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dayne were recorded, including Dyne, Dine, Dives, Dynne, Dinne, Dyves, Dyon and others.

Early Notables of the Dayne family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Dyne ( fl. 1352) of East Grinstead; John Dyne I (died 1412/1413), who owned land in the Kentish hundreds of Hayne, an English...
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United States Dayne migration to the United States +

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Dayne arrived in North America very early:

Dayne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joshua Dayne, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]
  • Robert Dayne, who landed in Maryland in 1670 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dayne (post 1700) +

  • Ronald Dayne (b. 1978), former professional American football player, winner of the 1999 Heisman Trophy
  • Taylor Dayne (b. 1962), American pop vocalist, song-writer, dance artist, and actress
  • Dayne Walling (b. 1974), American politician, 92nd Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan (2009-)
  • Dayne Beams (b. 1990), Australian rules footballer, brother of Claye Beams
  • Dayne Lawrence Crist (b. 1989), American college football quarterback at the University of Kansas
  • Dayne Kinniard (b. 1982), Australian motocross rider

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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