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Dew is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dew family lived in Devon. This family was originally from Douai, near Lille, Normandy, and it is from this location that their surname derives.

Dew Early Origins



The surname Dew was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dew Spelling Variations


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Dew Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Dewey, Dewy, Dewye and others.

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Dew Early History


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Dew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dew research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dew Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dew 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Dew or a variant listed above were:

Dew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Dew, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Patrick Dew, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Hanah Dew, who arrived in Virginia in 1661
  • Hannah Dew, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Bridgett Dew, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Dew, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Jacob Dew, who landed in New England in 1752

Dew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dew, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Antonne Dew, aged 25, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • Adele Dew, aged 37, landed in New Orleans, La in 1852

Dew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Dew, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • George Dew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • Dinah Dew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • Kezia Dew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Troubadour" in 1850
  • James Dew, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dew Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Dew landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Dew landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Dew landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Dew, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Anne Dew, aged 38, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dew (post 1700)



  • Sheri L. Dew (b. 1953), American author, publisher, and president and chief executive officer of the Deseret Book Company
  • Eddie Dew (1909-1972), American actor, film director, and television director, known for Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955), Pagan Island (1961) and Beyond the Last Frontier (1943)
  • Earl Dew (1921-1941), American Champion jockey in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing who tragically died at the age of 19 in a racing accident
  • Caroline Frances "Carrie" Dew (b. 1986), American soccer defender, member of the United States National Teams from 2002 to 2009
  • Nathaniel Dew, American politician, Independent Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Barkhamsted, 1918
  • John Alexander Dew MBE (1920-2008), English cricketer
  • Martin Dew, former English male badminton player
  • Detective Chief Inspector Walter Dew (1863-1947), English Metropolitan Police officer who was involved in the hunt for both Jack the Ripper and Dr Crippen
  • John Dew (b. 1952), British diplomat, British Ambassador to Cuba (2004-2008), British Ambassador to Colombia (2008-2012)
  • John Atcherley Dew (b. 1948), New Zealand Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal, the 6th Roman Catholic Archbishop of Wellington and the Metropolitan of New Zealand
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Dew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dew 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.

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