Diprose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Diprose family

The surname Diprose was first found in Essex 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] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from an ancient Barony, from the Sucre Barons de Preaux.

Important Dates for the Diprose family

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Diprose Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Diprose, De Preaux, Diprows, Depruse and others.

Early Notables of the Diprose family (pre 1700)

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Diprose migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diprose Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Diprose, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

Diprose migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Diprose Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Diprose, French convict from Valenciennes, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Diprose (post 1700)

  • Tony Diprose (b. 1972), English former rugby union footballer who played from 1192 to 2006, member of the England National Team (1997-1998), English National Rugby Union Captain in Jun 1998
  • Louis Donald Diprose, Australian solicitor who was plaintiff in Louth v Diprose (1992) an Australian contract law and equity case
  • Rosalyn Diprose, Australian Emeritus Professor of philosophy at University of New South Wales

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
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