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Disney is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Disney 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. [1]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)


Disney Early Origins



The surname Disney was first found in Lincolnshire where they "settled for many years at Norton D'Isney" [2]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. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Disney Spelling Variations


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Disney Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Disney, Deisney, D'Isney and others.

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Disney Early History


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Disney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Disney research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Disney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Disney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Disney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Disney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Disney or a variant listed above:

Disney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Will Disney, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Disney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Disney who settled in Maryland in 1740

Disney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Disney, aged 28, arrived in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Robert Disney, who landed in New York in 1826

Disney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Disney, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • William Disney, aged 34, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"

Disney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Disney, aged 25, a gardener, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Disney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Disney (post 1700)



  • Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (1901-1966), twenty-two time Academy Award winning American film producer, founder of the Walt Disney Company and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Flora Call Disney (1868-1938), née Call, American mother of Roy and Walt Disney
  • Lillian Disney (1899-1997), American wife of Walt Disney
  • Roy Edward Disney KCSG (1930-2009), senior executive for The Walt Disney Company
  • Wesley Ernest Disney (1883-1961), American Democrat politician, Muskogee County Attorney, 1911-15; Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 1919-24; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 1st District, 1931-45
  • Mrs. L. G. Disney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1928
  • L. G. Disney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1916, 1920
  • George J. Disney, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainville, 1948
  • David Tiernan Disney (1803-1857), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1849-55
  • Harold Disney, Atomic Energy Scientist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Disney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Disney Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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