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The name Dewe arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dewe family lived in Somerset. The family was originally from the area of Cheux, near Carne, Normandy, and it from a reference to this location that the name derives.

Dewe Early Origins



The surname Dewe was first found in Somerset, where the family held a family seat from very early times. The Dewes were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Randal de Chiw, who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1201.

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Dewe Spelling Variations


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Dewe Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Chew, Chewe, Chewning, Chue and others.

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Dewe Early History


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Dewe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewe research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1623, 1744, 1798, 1810 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Dewe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dewe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dewe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dewe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dewe or a variant listed above:

Dewe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Dewe, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • John Dewe, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Dewe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Dewe, who arrived in Virginia in 1713

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. 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.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Dewe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewe 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 20 September 2013 at 08:23.

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