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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.

Dewing Early Origins



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.

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Dewing Spelling Variations


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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.

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Dewing Early History


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Dewing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewing research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dewing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dewing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dewing Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dewing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewing (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dewing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewing 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 27 June 2016 at 08:15.

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