Dyet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dyet family

The surname Dyet was first found in Staffordshire at Freeford, a hamlet, in the parish of St. Michael, Lichfield, union of Lichfield, N. division of the hundred of Offlow. " The manor [of Freeford] was held by a family of its own name, in the reign of James I., and afterwards passed to the family of Dyott, who suffered much in the parliamentary war for their attachment to Charles I." [1]

Early History of the Dyet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyet research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1560, 1622, 1601, 1614, 1591, 1660, 1623, 1640, 1619, 1677, 1667, 1677, 1667, 1719, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Dyet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dyet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dyott, Dyot, Diot and others.

Early Notables of the Dyet family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: General John Dyot, known as "Dumb éyort of Somerson"; Anthony Dyott (c. 1560-1622) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1614; Sir Richard Dyott (c. 1591-1660) was an English lawyer...
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dyet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dyet migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dyet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Dyet, who settled in Virginia in 1741

New Zealand Dyet migration to New Zealand +

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:

Dyet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Dyet, aged 25, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Dyet, aged 26, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Jane Dyet, aged 4, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Dyet, aged 2, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Robert Dyet, aged 3 mths., who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Dyet (post 1700) +

  • William "Willie" Dyet (b. 1931), Scottish bronze medalist lawn bowler at the 1996 World Outdoor Championships
  • Fergus Cochrane- Dyet (b. 1965), British diplomat, former High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malawi


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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