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Where did the English Dewdney family come from? What is the English Dewdney family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dewdney family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dewdney family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dowdney, Dodenhay, Dowdnay, Dewdney, Doudnay, Doudney, Dudney and many more.
First found in Surrey 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 county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewdney research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dewdney History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Dewdney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dewdney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Dewdney, who arrived in Norfolk, Va in 1823
- Joseph Dewdney, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1855
- Tom Dewdney (b. 1933), West Indian cricketer
- Selwyn Dewdney (1909-1979), Canadian author, illustrator and artist, father of Alexander and Christopher
- Edgar Dewdney (1835-1916), Canadian surveyor, engineer, politician, and provincial Lieutenant-Governor
- Christopher Dewdney (b. 1951), Canadian poet
- Alexander Dewdney (b. 1941), Canadian mathematician, computer scientist and philosopher
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
- Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
- Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
The Dewdney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewdney 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.
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