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The ancestors of the Dellay surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived beside the water. The surname Dellay originally derived from the Old English word dell which referred to someone who inhabited an area close to a body of water or glade.

Dellay Early Origins



The surname Dellay was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from ancient times. Dell means literally in the Saxon dialect "a dweller by the water," or "dell" a glade.

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Dellay Spelling Variations


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Dellay Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dellay include Dell, Delle, Dells and others.

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Dellay Early History


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Dellay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dellay research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1607, 1669, 1649 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Dellay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dellay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dellay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dellay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Dell who settled first in Boston, and then moved to Salem Massachusetts, about the year 1630. He became a freeman in the year 1651. He was a merchant and died on a voyage to England in 1654. Thomas Dell settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dellay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dellay (post 1700)



  • Vincent John Dellay (1907-1999), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 14th District, 1957-59; Defeated, 1954

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Dellay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dellay 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 09:39.

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