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Dies Early Origins



The surname Dies was first found in Cambridge where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Boselinus de Dive, a knight of archbishop Lanfranc of Christ Church, Canterbury, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. He was listed as Dives sur Mer, from Calvados in Normandy. This great family held all the lands of Dives near Caen.

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Dies Spelling Variations


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Dies Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dive, Dives, Divas, Diva, Dyve, Dyves, Dyva, Diver and many more.

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Dies Early History


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Dies Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dies research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1599, 1603, 1645, 1647, and 1669 are included under the topic Early Dies History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dies Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dies Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Lewis Dyve (1599-1669), an English Member of Parliament and a Royalist adherent during the English Civil War. Dyve was captured at the siege of Sherborne, and imprisoned in the Tower of London from 1645 to 1647. He escaped, but was recaptured at...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dies Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dies In Ireland


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Dies In Ireland



Some of the Dies family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 169 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dies Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Dies, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Lutwig Dies, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1753
  • Matthaus Dies, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Hans Michael Dies, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Dies Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Adam Dies, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • R Dies, aged 29, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Fernando Dies, aged 44, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Jose Dies, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1849
  • Mr. Dies, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dies Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Dies U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Mathew Dies Sr., U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dies Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Dies, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dies (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dies (post 1700)



  • Martin Dies (1900-1972), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Texas, 1931-45, 1953-59
  • Martin Dies (1870-1922), American Democrat politician, Tyler County Judge, 1894; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1909-19

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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Dies Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dies 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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