Dislay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
The name Dislay arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dislay family lived in Lincolnshire. This family was originally from Isigny, in Calvados, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, D'Isigny, literally translating as from Isigny, that their surname derives. 
Early Origins of the Dislay family
The surname D Islay was first found in Lincolnshire where they "settled for many years at Norton D'Isney"  Now named Norton Disney, the small village and civil parish is on the western boundary of the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. The first reference of the place name was found in 1331 as Norton Isny and was held by the de Isney family since the 12th century. 
Important Dates for the Dislay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dislay research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Dislay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dislay Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Disney, Deisney, D'Isney and others.
Early Notables of the Dislay family (pre 1700)
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dislay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the D Islay family
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dislay or a variant listed above: William Disney who settled in Maryland in 1740.
You May Also Like
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)