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.
Early History of the Dye family
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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:
Dye Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
George Dye, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
Eleanor Dye, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
Francis Dye, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
William A. Dye, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
Arthur Dye, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
^ 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)