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Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Dysart 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.

Dysart Early Origins



The surname Dysart 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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Dysart Spelling Variations


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Dysart Spelling Variations



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

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Dysart Early History


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Dysart Early History



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

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Dysart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dysart Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dysart 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 were:

Dysart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Dysart who arrived in Philadelphia in 1787 along with Joseph
  • Joseph Dysart arrived in Philadelphia in 1787

Dysart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Dysart, who landed in America in 1805
  • William Dysart, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1805
  • William Dysart, who arrived in America in 1805
  • George Dysart settled in Baltimore in 1823
  • Joseph Dysart arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Dysart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Dysart, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Sarah Dysart, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Robert Dysart, aged 19, arrived in Quebec in 1834

Dysart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Dysart, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dysart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dysart (post 1700)



  • Leland Dysart, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State Board of Education 14th District, 1994
  • Frank Dysart, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1900
  • Benjamin R. Dysart, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 8th District, 1875
  • Alexander Dysart, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 12th District, 1816-20
  • Eric Dysart, American actor of Broadway, film and television
  • Joshua Dysart (b. 1971), Eisner Award-nominated, New York Times Best Selling American comic book writer
  • Richard Dysart (b. 1929), American film actor
  • Tommy Dysart, Scottish-born actor, currently resident in Australia
  • Shirley Theresa Dysart, Canadian former teacher and New Brunswick politician
  • Allison A Dysart (1880-1962), New Brunswick politician, lawyer and judge

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Dysart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dysart 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 24 August 2016 at 14:36.

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