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Due is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Due family lived in Devon. This family was originally from Douai, near Lille, Normandy, and it is from this location that their surname derives.

Due Early Origins



The surname Due was first found in Devon 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.

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Due Spelling Variations


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Due Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Due include Dewey, Dewy, Dewye and others.

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Due Early History


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Due Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Due research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Due History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Due Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Due Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Due 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Dues to arrive on North American shores:

Due Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Due, who arrived in New England in 1652
  • Anthony Due, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Hany Due, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Martha Due, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Hanah Due, who landed in Virginia in 1666

Due Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniell Due, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Eliza Due, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Anne Due, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Mary Due, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Due Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andres Due, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Listo Due, aged 20, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Due (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Due (post 1700)



  • David W. Per Due, American Republican politician, Candidate for Kentucky State Senate 4th District, 1981

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Due Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Due Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Due 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 17 November 2015 at 09:30.

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