Deyns is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Deyns family lived in Sussex
. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Dives,
Early Origins of the Deyns family
The surname Deyns was first found in Sussex
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 Deyns family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deyns research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1412, 1413, 1377, 1397, 1383, 1414, 1383 and 1414 are included under the topic Early Deyns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Deyns Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Deyns include Dyne, Dine, Dives, Dynne, Dinne, Dyves, Dyon and others.
Early Notables of the Deyns family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Dyne ( fl.
1352) of East Grinstead; John Dyne I (died 1412/1413), who owned land in the Kentish hundreds of Hayne, an English... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deyns Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Deyns family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Deynss to arrive on North American shores: George and Thomas Dine arrived in Philadelphia in 1836; William Dyon settled in Virginia in 1649.