Dise History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Dise is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dise family lived in London. The family was originally from D'Assche, Normandy, and it is from this location that their surname derives.
Early Origins of the Dise family
The surname Dise was first found in London 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.
Important Dates for the Dise family
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Dise Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Dash, Dashe, Daishe and others.
Early Notables of the Dise family (pre 1700)
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Dise migration to the United States
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Dise or a variant listed above:
Dise Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Dise, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
- Peter Dise, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 
- Jacob Ludwig Dise, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772
- Jacob Ludwig Dise, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)