Delahey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Delahey family
The surname Delahey was first found in Cambridgeshire where the family claim descent from "the castle and barony of La Haye-du-Puits, in La Manche, Normandy. The great fief of La Haye-du-Puits, in the arrondissement of Coutances, dates, according to M, de Gerville, from the first partition of Normandy under RoUo, though its regularly continued annals commence only with Turstin Halduc, who held it in the eleventh century, and with his son Eudo founded Lessay Abbey a few years before the Conquest." 
"Wilham de la Haya settled in Lothian in the middle of the twelfth century, and was pincema domini Regis, or Butler of Scotland, during the reigns of Malcolm IV, and William the Lion. He married Juliana de Soulis, daughter of Ranulph, Lord of Liddesdale, and died in 1170, leaving two sons: i) William, represented by the Earls of Errol (in the female line) and the Earls of Kinnoull; and ii) Robert, represented by the Marquesses of Tweeddale." 
Early History of the Delahey family
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Delahey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Delahay, Delahey, Dalehaye, Delaheye and others.
Early Notables of the Delahey family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Jacquotte Delahaye (floruit 1656), an English pirate, or buccaneer, active in the Caribbean sea. She was also known as "Back from...
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Migration of the Delahey family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3