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The lineage of the name Dewsbury begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Dewsbury, a minster town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire.

Dewsbury Early Origins



The surname Dewsbury was first found in West Yorkshire where the place dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Deusberia and Deusberie. Very small by standards in those days, the lands held only space for 2 ploughs but was held by Wakefield and a portion of the lands was held by King Edward who had a manor that was 4 furlongs long (800 meters) and as much broad. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The name literally means "stronghold of a man called Dewi", derived from the Old Welsh personal name "Dewi" + "burgh", an Old English word [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Dewsbury Spelling Variations


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Dewsbury Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dewsbury has undergone many spelling variations, including Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Dewsburay and others.

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Dewsbury Early History


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Dewsbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewsbury research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1688 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Dewsbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dewsbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dewsbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dewsbury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dewsbury were among those contributors:

Dewsbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Dewsbury, who arrived in New Jersey in 1677
  • John Dewsbury, who arrived in New Jersey in 1678 [3]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)

Dewsbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Dewsbury, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1880
  • George Dewsbury, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1899

Dewsbury Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Isabella Dewsbury, aged 61, who emigrated to the United States from Sunderland, in 1905
  • Walter Dewsbury, aged 32, who settled in America from Preston, in 1906
  • Mary Dewsbury, aged 48, who landed in America from Strathy, England, in 1912
  • Alfred Dewsbury, aged 61, who landed in America from Strathy, England, in 1912
  • J. Dewsbury, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewsbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewsbury (post 1700)



  • William Dewsbury (1621-1688), early English Quaker minister
  • Albert Percy "Dews" Dewsbury (1926-2006), Canadian NHL defenceman

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Dewsbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewsbury 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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