Dissen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Dissen family, who lived in Gloucestershire. This family was originally from St. Aubin, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, D'Aubin, which literally translates as from Aubin, that their surname derives.
Early Origins of the Dissen family
The surname Dissen was first found in Gloucestershire 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 Dissen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dissen research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1641 and are included under the topic Early Dissen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dissen Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dissen were recorded, including Dobyns, Dobbins, Dobbings, Dobyn, Dobbin, Dobbyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Dissen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dissen family to Ireland
Some of the Dissen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dissen migration to the United States
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Dissen arrived in North America very early:
Dissen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wilhelm Dissen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 
- Wilhelmine Dissen, who landed in New York in 1850 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dissen (post 1700)
- Heinrich von Dissen (1415-1484), German Carthusian theologian and writer
- Georg Ludolf Dissen (1784-1837), German classical philologist
- ^ 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)