The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Disley family name to the British Isles. They 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early Origins of the Disley family
The surname Disley was first found in Lincolnshire
where they "settled for many years at Norton D'Isney" CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Disley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Disley research.Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Disley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Disley 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 Disley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Disley family to the New World and Oceana
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 Disley or a variant listed above:
Disley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Disley, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Bolton, England, in 1904
- Annie Disley, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
- Benjamin Disley, aged 32, who settled in America from London, England, in 1908
- Cicely Disley, aged 33, who landed in America from Walkden, England, in 1913
- Henry Disley, aged 48, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, England, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Disley (post 1700)
- Craig Edward Disley (b. 1981), English footballer
- John Ivor Disley CBE (1928-2016), Welsh bronze medalist in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1952 Summer Olympics, BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 1955
- Diz Disley (1931-2010), Canadian jazz guitarist and graphic designer
Historic Events for the Disley family
- Mr. John Disley, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
The Disley Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.