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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 politician, U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 1981-83
  • Landi Dyess, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1986
  • 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)
  • 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



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    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 12 November 2016 at 23:26.

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