Delahey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Delahey family
The surname Delahey was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Delahey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delahey research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1401, 1534, 1455, 1487 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Delahey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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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