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Dyess Early Origins



The surname Dyess 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.

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Dyess Spelling Variations


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Dyess Spelling Variations



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

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Dyess Early History


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Dyess Early History



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

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Dyess Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dyess Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dyess 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ann Dye who settled in Barbados in 1689; David Dye who settled in Barbados in 1696; Henry Dye who settled in Maryland in 1729; Bennett Dye who arrived in Indiana in 1852.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dyess (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dyess (post 1700)



  • William Jennings Dyess (1929-1996), American diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (1980 to 1981), United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (1982 to 1983)
  • Bernice G. "B.G." Dyess (1922-2013), American Southern Baptist minister and politician, Louisiana State Senator from District 29 (Rapides Parish) (1996-2000)
  • William Jennings Dyess (1929-1996), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 1981-83 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Landi Dyess, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1986 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lieutenant Colonel Aquilla James "Jimmie" Dyess (1909-1944), United States Marine Corps officer, posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor, eponym of the USS Dyess (DD/DDR-880), a Gearing-class destroyer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Dyess Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dyess 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 21 April 2017 at 20:40.

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