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Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Dysard which ranks as one of the oldest. The history of the name is interwoven within the colorful plaid of Scottish history and is an intrinsic part of the heritage of Scotland.

Dysard Early Origins



The surname Dysard was first found in Fifeshire at Dysart, a former town and royal burgh located on the south-east coast between Kirkcaldy and West Wemyss. It was once part of a lands owned by the Sinclair Clan. A local saying “as old as the three trees of Dysart” eludes to the town's ancient origins. Derived from the Gaelic "děseart," meaning "height of God." However, some believe that the name was derived from the Latin word “deserta” meaning “the fasting place of a holy man” in reference to the legend of St. Serf who came to Dysart around 500 AD.

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Dysard Spelling Variations


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Dysard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dysart, Dishart, Dyshart, Dysert, Disert and others.

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Dysard Early History


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Dysard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dysard research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1427, 1542, and 1569 are included under the topic Early Dysard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dysard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dysard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dysard 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: Alexander Dysart who arrived in Philadelphia in 1787 along with Joseph; a later Alexander Disart settled in Philadelphia in 1854; George Disart settled in S. Carolina in 1716.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dysard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dysard (post 1700)



  • W. Henderson Dysard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960
  • Henderson Richardson Dysard (1875-1960), American Republican politician, Carter County Judge, 1902-05; Carter County Attorney, 1906-09; Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky, 1917-21

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The Dysard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dysard 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 9 October 2015 at 11:40.

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