Dyan is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Dyan family lived in Sussex
. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Dives,
Early Origins of the Dyan family
The surname Dyan was first found in Sussex
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.
Early History of the Dyan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyan research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1412, 1413, 1377, 1397, 1383, 1414, 1383 and 1414 are included under the topic Early Dyan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dyan Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Dyne, Dine, Dives, Dynne, Dinne, Dyves, Dyon and others.
Early Notables of the Dyan family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Dyne ( fl.
1352) of East Grinstead; John Dyne I (died 1412/1413), who owned land in the Kentish hundreds of Hayne, an English... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dyan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dyan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World 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 stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Dyan or a variant listed above: George and Thomas Dine arrived in Philadelphia in 1836; William Dyon settled in Virginia in 1649.