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Dewing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Dewing is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dewing family lived in Devon. This family was originally from Douai, near Lille, Normandy, and it is from this location that their surname derives.

Early Origins of the Dewing family


The surname Dewing was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Dewing family


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Dewing Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Dewing are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dewing include Dewey, Dewy, Dewye and others.

Early Notables of the Dewing family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dewing family to the New World and Oceana


Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Dewing, or a variant listed above:

Dewing Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Dewing, who arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1646 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Dewing Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles R. Dewing, aged 40, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Advance" from Cristobal [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-55S : 6 December 2014), Charles R. Dewing, 25 Mar 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Advance, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Louise Dewing, aged 34, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Advance" from Cristobal [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-553 : 6 December 2014), Louise Dewing, 25 Mar 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Advance, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Albert B. Dewing, aged 38, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "War Zephyr" from Brest, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WY-PQM : 6 December 2014), Albert B. Dewing, 03 Sep 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name War Zephyr, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edward E Dewing, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FM-LJ9 : 6 December 2014), Edward E Dewing, 26 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Henry Dewing, aged 38, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Megali Hellas" from Piraeus [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FQ-DJC : 6 December 2014), Henry Dewing, 22 Jun 1920; citing departure port Piraeus, arrival port New York, ship name Megali Hellas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Dewing (post 1700)


  • Ely Bruce Dewing (1834-1902), American merchant and politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1879
  • Maria Oakey Dewing (1845-1927), born Maria Richards Oakey, an American painter, wife of Thomas Wilmer Dewing
  • Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), American painter, founding member of the Ten American Painters and taught at the Art Students League of New York
  • Suraya Dewing (b. 1952), New Zealand author and editor, founder of The Story Mint

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-55S : 6 December 2014), Charles R. Dewing, 25 Mar 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Advance, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-553 : 6 December 2014), Louise Dewing, 25 Mar 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Advance, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WY-PQM : 6 December 2014), Albert B. Dewing, 03 Sep 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name War Zephyr, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FM-LJ9 : 6 December 2014), Edward E Dewing, 26 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FQ-DJC : 6 December 2014), Henry Dewing, 22 Jun 1920; citing departure port Piraeus, arrival port New York, ship name Megali Hellas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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