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Early Origins of the Delahy family

The surname Delahy 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." [1]

"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." [1]

Early History of the Delahy family

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Delahy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Delahay, Delahey, Dalehaye, Delaheye and others.

Early Notables of the Delahy 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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United States Delahy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delahy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Delahy, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [2]
Delahy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Delahy, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]

New Zealand Delahy migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Delahy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Adam Delahy, aged 21, a house painter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

  1. 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
  2. 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