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The roots of the ancient and distinguished German surname Dilday lie in Westphalia. The name is of two possible origins. Firstly, Dilday is derived from the name "Direndai," a Middle High German term for a special type of textile; in this instance, the name would have been originally borne by a manufacturer or seller of this kind of textile. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Old High German "diot," meaning "people, nation," and "dey," meaning "bog, marsh." In this case, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was someone who lived near a bog or marsh area.

Dilday Early Origins



The surname Dilday was first found in Westphalia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Konrad Dyrenday, who was a resident of Esslingen in 1350. The young Dilday family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Westphalian society.

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Dilday Spelling Variations


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Dilday Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dilthey, Dilday, Dildine, Direndai, Dillenday and many more.

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Dilday Early History


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Dilday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dilday research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1404, 1700, 1728, 1777, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Dilday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dilday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dilday Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dilday 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharina Dilthey, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York with her children Frantz, Georg, and Hermann in 1710; and John Ogden Dildine, who was naturalized in Ontario in 1837..

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    Other References

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    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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