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De lancey Early Origins



The surname De lancey was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Bletsoe who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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De lancey Spelling Variations


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De lancey Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Lannoy, Lanney, Lannier and others.

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De lancey Early History


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De lancey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De lancey research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1510, 1600, 1531, 1386, 1462, 1663 and 1741 are included under the topic Early De lancey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De lancey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De lancey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De lancey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with De lancey name or one of its variants:

De lancey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Etienne Delancey, who landed in New York in 1686

De lancey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen DeLancey, who landed in New York in 1740-1741

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Contemporary Notables of the name De lancey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De lancey (post 1700)



  • James De Lancey (1746-1804), American-born, Canadian politician in Nova Scotia
  • Scott DeLancey, American ling Uist at the University of Oregon
  • Colonel Sir William Howe DeLancey KCB (1778-1815), American officer in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, he died of his wounds at the Battle of Waterloo
  • William Pinkney "Bill" DeLancey (1911-1946), American Major League Baseball catcher from Greensboro, North Carolina
  • James DeLancey (1703-1760), American politician, Chief Justice, 28th and 30th Colonial Governor of the Province of New York
  • Captain James DeLancey (1732-1800), American soldier during the American Revolution

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The De lancey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De lancey 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.

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