Dutch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Dutch was first brought to England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name simply means "Dutch," and was applied to the Dutch weavers who had immigrated to England. The term was also used to refer to the Flemish bricklayers who settled in England during the 15th century.

Early Origins of the Dutch family

The surname Dutch was first found in the city of York, where Henry Duch(e)man was living in 1354. The first Dutch immigrants to England were recorded as early as the 11th century; thus, it is likely that the name Dutch predates this earliest known documented instance.

Important Dates for the Dutch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dutch research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1360, 1366, 1427, 1789, 1864, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Dutch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dutch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dutch, Dutchman, Duche, Duchman, Ducheman and others.

Early Notables of the Dutch family (pre 1700)

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Dutch migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dutch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Dutch, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1648 [1]
  • Simon Dutch, who landed in New England in 1649 [1]

Dutch migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dutch Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Dutch, aged 20 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Triton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]

Dutch migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dutch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Dutch, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849 [3]

Dutch 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:

Dutch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. J. Dutch, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Ashley" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th October 1858 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dutch (post 1700)

  • George Sheldon Dutch (b. 1891), well-known American painter
  • Herman N. Dutch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 2nd District, 1935 [5]
  • Robert Austen Dutch, colonial civil servant in India
  • Dutch Doscher, Director
  • Dutch Dabbs, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1994 [6]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILIES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ramillies.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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