Early Origins of the Dollison family
The surname Dollison was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Laughton. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, the family name is conjecturally descended from a Norman Baron
who held a family seat at the Norman town of D'Alancon in Haute-Loire, Normandy.
Early History of the Dollison family
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Dollison Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dalison, Dallison, Dalyson, Dallinson, Dalinson, Dalisen, Dallisen, Daylison, D'allizon and many more.
Early Notables of the Dollison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dollison family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Dalyson settled in Virginia in 1703; Henry and Thomas Dallison settled in Virginia in 1657; Thomas D'Allizon settled in Virginia in 1714.
Contemporary Notables of the name Dollison (post 1700)
- G. W. Dollison, American politician, Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1900
- Dean L. Dollison, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1964
The Dollison 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: D'accomplir Agincourt
Motto Translation: To accomplish Agincourt