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Multiple Origins for the Surname Dey


English


The Dey surname seems to have come from a few sources: it was an occupational name for a dairy maid in some parts of England and Scotland; it was a derivation from David; and in some cases the name came from the word eye (d'eye). The same source claims that name was could have been an occupational name as in 'the deye' or 'day,' a maid, a dairy-maid. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Over in Normandy pre-Conquest times, we found "St. John de Day, near St. Lo, in the Cotentin [Peninsula.] " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
This peninsula is now known as Cherbourg Peninsula.

Dey Early Origins



The surname Dey was first found in Somerset where one of the first records of the name was Leofgife oa Dagean c. 1055. Godiua Daia was listed c. 1095 in Suffolk and Aluric Dai was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Buckinghamshire in 1196. A few years later, Ralph Deie was among those listed in the Register of the Freemen of Leicester in 1211. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Willelmus Dey; Ricardus Dey; and Thomas le Dey. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Dey Spelling Variations


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Dey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Day, Dea, Dey, Daye, Deie and others.

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Dey Early History


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Dey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dey research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1269, 1277, 1379, 1522, 1584, 1529, 1596, 1501, 1556, 1537, 1538, 1574, 1638, 1605, 1673, 1610, 1668, 1639, 1639 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Dey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: John Day (Daye) (c. 1522-1584), an English Protestant printer; William Day (1529-1596), an English clergyman, Provost of Eton College, Bishop of Winchester; George Day (ca.1501-1556), Bishop of Chichester, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University (1537-1538); John Day (1574-1638?), an English dramatist from Norfolk...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dey In Ireland


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Dey In Ireland



Some of the Dey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Dey, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Dey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J L Dey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Susanna Dey, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1856
  • Joost Dey, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1856
  • Richard Dey, who landed in Iowa in 1888
  • John Dey, aged 34, a farmer, arrived in New Plymouth aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dey (post 1700)



  • Joseph C. "Joe" Dey Jr. (1907-1991), American golf administrator, first Commissioner of the PGA Tour (1969-1974), eponym of the Joe Dey Award, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Thomas Ridgeway "Tom" Dey (b. 1965), American film director, known for Shanghai Noon (2000), Showtime (2002) and Failure to Launch (2006)
  • Theunis Dey, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Council from Bergen County, 1779-81
  • Peter Anthony Dey (1825-1911), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1876
  • J. Ramsey Dey, American Republican politician, Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, 1880-81
  • E. P. Dey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1864
  • Cecil A. Dey, American politician, Supervisor of Handy Township, Michigan, 1916
  • Susan Dey (b. 1952), born Susan Hallock Smith, American Golden Globe winning actress, probably best known for her role as Laurie Partridge, on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, and as Grace Van Owen, on L.A. Law, from 1986 to 1992
  • Geoff Dey (b. 1964), English former professional football midfielder from Chesterfield
  • Graeme Dey, Scottish politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Angus South (2011-)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Dey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dey 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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