Ditty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ditty family

The surname Ditty was first found in Staffordshire at Freeford, a hamlet, in the parish of St. Michael, Lichfield, union of Lichfield, N. division of the hundred of Offlow. " The manor [of Freeford] was held by a family of its own name, in the reign of James I., and afterwards passed to the family of Dyott, who suffered much in the parliamentary war for their attachment to Charles I." [1]

Important Dates for the Ditty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ditty research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1560, 1622, 1601, 1614, 1591, 1660, 1623, 1640, 1619, 1677, 1667, 1677, 1667, 1719, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Ditty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ditty Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dyott, Dyot, Diot and others.

Early Notables of the Ditty family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: General John Dyot, known as "Dumb éyort of Somerson"; Anthony Dyott (c. 1560-1622) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1614; Sir Richard Dyott (c. 1591-1660) was an English lawyer...
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Ditty migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ditty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Ditty, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [2]
  • Edw Ditty, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [2]
Ditty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Ditty, who arrived in New England in 1715 [2]
Ditty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Ditty, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Robert Ditty, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Wilson Ditty, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Ditty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • David Ditty, aged 22, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1906
  • Francis Ditty, aged 20, who landed in America from Moneymore, Ireland, in 1910
  • John Ditty, aged 19, who settled in America from Moneymore, Ireland, in 1911
  • Matilda Ditty, aged 18, who landed in America from Moneymore, Ireland, in 1914
  • Alexander Ditty, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1917
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Ditty migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ditty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Cambel Ditty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

Contemporary Notables of the name Ditty (post 1700)

  • Julie Ditty (b. 1979), American professional tennis player
  • Herbert Ditty (d. 1998), Ulster Unionist politician, High Sheriff of Belfast (1985 to 1986), Lord Mayor of Belfast (1992 to 1993)

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
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