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Dedham Early Origins



The surname Dedham was first found in northeast Essex at Dedham, a village within the borough of Colchester that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Delham. [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)
By 1166, the place name had evolved to the current Dedham spelling. The place name literally means "homestead or village of a man called Dydda," from the Old English personal name + "ham." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The clothing-trade flourished here as early as the reign of Richard II. Of particular note was the group of early dissenters that left Dedham to found the township of Dedham in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635. They were led by John Rogers, a preacher banned from his work in England. The settlement flourished and is now a suburb of the city of Boston.

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Dedham Spelling Variations


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Dedham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dedham, Deadham, Dedam, Dedman, Debingham, Dednum, Dednem and many more.

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Dedham Early History


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Dedham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dedham research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1674, 1426 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Dedham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dedham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dedham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wm. Debnam, who came to Virginia in 1631; Susa Dedman, who came to Virginia in 1659; Charity Deadman, who arrived in Maryland in 1681; Thomas Debnam, who came to America in 1685.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dedham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dedham (post 1700)



  • Molly Dedham, host of the Broadminded Radio program on XM Radio

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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)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. 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).
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The Dedham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dedham 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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