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Don Early Origins



The surname Don was first found in Cheshire at Duddon, a township, in the parish of Tarvin, union of Great Boughton, Second division of the hundred of Eddisbury. "The manor was for many generations in moieties between the families of Bruen and Done; the first passed, with Bruen-Stapleford, to Mr. Wilbraham, and the other with the Utkinton estate to Mr. Arden. Duddon Hall, which continued to be the seat of a younger branch of the Dones long after the extinction of the elder branch, is now a farmhouse." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Don Spelling Variations


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Don Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Don include Done, Donn, Donne, Doan, Doane, Doune and others.

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Don Early History


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Don Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Don research. Another 483 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1527, 1552, 1821, 1572, 1631, 1614, 1420, 1503, 1572, 1631, 1604 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Don History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Don Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Don Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir John Donne (c.1420-1503), a Welsh courtier, diplomat and soldier, a notable figure of the Yorkist party; Sir Charles Doune of Doune...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Don Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Don or a variant listed above:

Don Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Grace Don, who arrived in Virginia in 1697

Don Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Don, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Catherine Don, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Alexander Don, who landed in New York in 1795

Don Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Don, aged 25, landed in New York in 1800

Don Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Helen Don, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • James Don, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

Don Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Don arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ada" in 1875

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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: Omnia mei dona Dei
Motto Translation: All my goods are the gift of God.


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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Don Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Don 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.

This page was last modified on 14 August 2016 at 15:46.

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