× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The Anglo-Saxon name Dyson comes from the medieval personal name Dennis. Dyson is a metronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In this case, the surname comes from the first name of the mother, or of another female ancestor of the bearer. It was common for second sons to take the name of their mother as a surname in the Middle Ages. In general, where patronymic surnames were used, the first son adopted the given name of his father as a surname. This type of surname is the most common form of hereditary surname. The earliest origins of this family were found in the county of Worcestershire, where they had been settled prior to the Norman Conquest, in 1066.

Dyson Early Origins



The surname Dyson was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Close

Dyson Spelling Variations


Expand

Dyson Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dyson has appeared include Dyson, Dison, Disson, Dysson and others.

Close

Dyson Early History


Expand

Dyson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyson research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1387 is included under the topic Early Dyson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Dyson Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Dyson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dyson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dyson arrived in North America very early:

Dyson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Dyson, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Dyson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Dyson who settled in Maryland in 1725
  • Edward Dyson settled in Maryland in 1725
  • Philip Dyson, who landed in Virginia in 1746
  • William Dyson settled in New England in 1756
  • John Dyson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1775

Dyson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Dyson, aged 22, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Dyson, aged 26, arrived in New Jersey in 1812
  • James Smith Dyson, aged 17, landed in New York in 1812
  • Christopher Dyson settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1813
  • D Dyson, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dyson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marmaduke Dyson, who arrived in Alabama in 1917

Dyson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • C E C Dyson, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Dyson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Dyson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • James Dyson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • John Dyson, aged 23, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • Jane Dyson, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • Joseph Dyson, aged 19, a groom, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

Dyson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Dyson, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Eliza Dyson, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • G. Dyson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1858
  • A. Dyson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Dyson (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Dyson (post 1700)



  • Royden Patrick Dyson (b. 1948), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1975-81; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1981-91; Defeated, 1990
  • R. G. Dyson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1928, 1932 (alternate)
  • Michele Dyson, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1992, 1994
  • Marie Dyson, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1992
  • John S. Dyson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1968
  • John Dyson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1986
  • James Dyson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000
  • Fred Dyson, American Republican politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives 25th District, 2001; Member of Alaska State Senate; Elected 2002
  • Howard Dyson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924
  • F. A. Dyson, American politician, Mayor of Sanford, Florida, 1951-52
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Dyson Family Crest Products


Expand

Dyson Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Dyson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dyson 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 4 June 2016 at 00:26.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest