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The surname Dye was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1301 when Walter Dye held estates near Wakefield.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dye, Tie, Dy, Dei and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dye research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Dye, aged 20, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Robert Dye, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Dye, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • John Dye, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • Martin Dye, who landed in Maryland in 1667
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Dye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Dye who settled in Maryland in 1729

Dye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Dye, who landed in New York in 1844
  • C J Dye, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • D Clarkson Dye, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Bennett Dye who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • Frederick Dye who arrived in Michigan in 1890

Dye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dye, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"

Dye Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Dye arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Eleanor Dye arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Francis Dye arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • William A. Dye, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Arthur Dye, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
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  • Nancy Schrom Dye (1947-2015), American historian and college academic, 13th President of Oberlin College (1994-2007)
  • Dale Adam Dye (b. 1944), American actor, presenter, businessman, and retired U.S. Marine Captain
  • C. O. Dye, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Noble County, 1897
  • Brad Dye, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1980
  • Barbara Dye, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • Amos Dye, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1880
  • Alexander Vincent Dye (1876-1956), American politician, U.S. Consul in Nogales, 1909-13
  • Albert A. Dye (1845-1934), American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1896-97
  • E. E. Dye, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 15th District, 1923-24
  • Elmer A. Dye, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1912
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  • A Partial History of Certain Mastin-Rathbun-Dye Families by Victor E. Mastin.
  • The K.A.R.D. Files-Dye Data by John and Judy Dye.
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    Other References

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    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. 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).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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