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Dyson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Dyson family


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.

Early History of the Dyson family


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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.

Early Notables of the Dyson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dyson family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dyson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Dyson who settled in Maryland in 1725
  • Edward Dyson, who settled in Maryland in 1725
  • Philip Dyson, who landed in Virginia in 1746 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Dyson, who settled in New England in 1756
  • John Dyson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dyson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Dyson, aged 22, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Dyson, aged 26, who arrived in New Jersey in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Smith Dyson, aged 17, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Christopher Dyson, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1813
  • D Dyson, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1821 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  • James Dyson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  • John Dyson, aged 23, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • Jane Dyson, aged 17, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • Joseph Dyson, aged 19, a groom, who 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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Eliza Dyson, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • G. Dyson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1858
  • A. Dyson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Dyson (post 1700)


  • Michael Dywane Jackson Dyson (1969-2017), American professional football player and politician, Mayor of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, from 2009 through 2012
  • George Dyson (b. 1953), American non-fiction author and historian
  • Esther Dyson (b. 1951), Swiss-born, American former journalist and Wall Street technology analyst, daughter of Freeman Dyson
  • Rob Dyson (b. 1946), retired American sports car racing driver and current team owner
  • Chris Dyson (b. 1978), American racing driver who competes in the American Le Mans Series for Dyson Racing, son of Rob Dyson
  • Rear Admiral Charles Wilson Dyson (1861-1930), American naval officer and engineer, awarded the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal
  • Andre Dyson (b. 1979), former American football cornerback
  • Tracy Caldwell Dyson PH.D. (b. 1969), American NASA Astronaut with over 305 hours in space
  • Michael Eric Dyson (b. 1958), American writer and teacher, professor of sociology at Georgetown University
  • Freeman Dyson (b. 1923), English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician, eponym of the Dyson sphere and co-winner of the 1981 Wolf Prize for Physics
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm


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