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Early Origins of the Dethek family

The surname Dethek was first found in Derbyshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Geoffrey of Dethek held estates in that shire. Dethick Manor is a 16th century manor house at Dethick, Amber Valley, Derbyshire.

Early records revealed that Robert Dethick who died in 1403 passed the estate to the Babingtons who have held the manor for centuries. Today the manor is privately held by the television presenter Simon Groom who runs the 170 acre farm and manor.

The chapelry of Dethwick-Lea in Derbyshire "as early as the reign of Henry III., belonged to a family who took their name from the place. The elder branch became extinct in the reign of Henry VI., and the heiress brought the estate to the Babingtons." 1

Early History of the Dethek family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dethek research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1500, 1510, 1519, 1520, 1542, 1549, 1584, 1600, 1603, 1612 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Dethek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dethek Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dethick, Dethik, Dethek, Deathick, Dathick, Dathik, Dethic and many more.

Early Notables of the Dethek family

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Gilbert Dethick KT FSA (c. 1510-1584), English officer of arms at the College of Arms in London, Garter Principal King of Arms. "He was probably born in 1519 or 1520, although according to the inscription on his portrait the date is as early as 1500. The Dethicks claimed that they were descended from a family of that name seated at...
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Migration of the Dethek 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..

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook