IMMIGRANT ORIGINS OF THE DYE SURNAME


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If you are searching for an ANCESTOR named DYE, DEY, DUYTS, DIE, or similar spellings - there may be a clue for you here.
If you have information that will help other searchers - I will gladly add it here :

Currently (10/98) we seem to have enough information to begin with a classification of some groups. There are Dye, Die, Day, Dey families with oral tradition of French Huguenot origins with religious persecution causing families to emigrate from France to Holland, England, Denmark, etc. and THEN further afield through a succession of countries before landing in America. Dyes have come here as paid passengers, indentured servants, English convicts, or English soldiers of the Revolution who defected, were discharged while here, or taken prisoner during the War and stayed. Some were fleeing from Political, Religious or Economic difficulties. They may or may not have had descendants.  Specific information that one of these immigrants did NOT have descendants would be of interest also.  This list is intended to increase a reader's chance of success in finding that elusive immigrant ancestor.  Some of this information suggests origins for the immigrant listed.  Most does not.
  1. Danish ------ descended from Laurens Duyts who arrived on our shores 1639. Later names Dye, Dey, ? French Huguenot Family?
  2. Dutch ------- descended from Dirick Sicken - Later considered to be Richard Dey per J. Warren Scott DEY.   Many immigrants named Sicken, Sickman, Sickly, and Sicker are listed in the Passenger and Immigration List Index and Supplements.
  3. English ----- descended from one of the many DYES who immigrated from England
  4. Norwegian- descended from Albert and Gjertude Larsdtr DYE
  5. Unknown --
DAY surname not included: There are many DAY immigrants. Someone of that surname will have a lot of work to do to document all of them in the Passenger List Index.

 MATTHAUS DIES . . No age given...Philadelphia PA 1754 Referenced in:
RUPP, Israel Daniel. "A Collection of Upwards of Thirty-Thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776 with a statement of the Names of Ships, Whence they Sailed and the date of their Arrival at Philadelphia, Chronologically."
This reference, on page 337 relates:
October 16, 1754
Ship Peggy. James Abercrombie Captain. From Rotterdam, last from Cowes. Inhabitants from the Palatinate and Wirtemburg. Ten Roman Catholics. Ninety-six well passengers (including the 10 Roman Catholics) and 8 sick passengers are named. (Matthaus was a well Protestant.) Why the distinction, I do not know.

------This is the only DIES immigrant I found------
10-11-1998 Public Library - Lancaster, OH.

1. PASSENGERS AND IMMIGRATION LISTS INDEX. Vol. 1 A-G. Edited by Filbey and Meyer. Gale Research Co., Detroit. and yearly supplements published from 1982 to 1999 (vol. 1)
 
NAME 
AGE
DESTINATION
YEAR
SOURCE
PAGE
A. Duyts, Hans Lorensen n.a. New Netherlands 1668 714 116
B. Duyts, Laurens n.a New York 1639 1262 96
C. Duyts, Laurens n.a. New York, NY 1639 1898 193
1. Dye, Ann n.a Barbadoes/Jam 1690 1223 175
2. Dye, Anne n.a. America 1685 1222 84
3. Dye, Arthur n.a. Barbadoes/Jam 1688 1223 176
4. Dye, Henry 20yr Barbadoes 1635 3283 63
5. Dye, Henry 20yr Barbadoes 1635 9151 63
6. Dye, John n.a. Virginia 1655 2772 101
7. Dye, Michael n.a America 1767 1222 84
8. Dye, Penelope 23 yr. Annapolis, MD 1721 1223 48
9. Dye, Robert n.a. Virginia 1650 2772 101
10. Dye, Robert n.a. Virginia 1653 2772 101
1982 SUPPLEMENT To  PASSENGERS AND IMM.  LISTS INDEX
11. Dye, C. J.  n.a San Francisco  1850 7158 32
12. Dye,D.Clarkson n.a. San Francisco 1851 7158 136
13. Dye, Martin n.a. Maryland 1667 8510 143
1984 SUPPLEMENT          
14. Dye, John  n.a Virginia 1655 6220 322
15. Dye, Robert n.a. Virginia 1650 6220 204
16. Dye, Robert n.a. Virginia 1653 6220 234
17. Dye, Robert n.a. Virginia 1657 6220 14
18. Dye, William n.a. New York 1844 8258 33
1985 SUPPLEMENT          
19. Dye, David n.a. Barbadoes/Jam 1696 1217.4 170
20. Dye, Michael n.a America None 8543 20
21. Dye, Penelope 23yr. Annapolis MD 1721 1217.3 48
1987 SUPPLEMENT          
22. Dye, Ann n.a. Barbadoes/Jam 1689 1217.2 308
23. Dye, Anne n.a. America 1685 1217.2 84
24. Dye, Arthur n.a. Barbadoes/Jam 1688 1217.2 309
25. Dye, Bennet n.a. Indiana 1852 3018 17
26. Dye, Michael n.a. America 1767 1217.2 84
27. Dye, Penelope n.a. Maryland 1720 3700 49
1988 SUPPLEMENT          
28. Dye, Albert n.a. America None 4908.2 156
29. Dye, Gjertrude n.a. Wife of Albert Above    
30. Dye, John n.a.  America 1749 1217.7 50
31. Dye, Joseph n.a. America 1695 1217.7 50
32. Dye, Richard n.a. Barbadoes/Jam 1663 1217.6 3
1989 SUPPLEMENT          
33. Dye, Frederick F n.a. Michigan 1890 3800.6 30
34. Dye, James n.a. Michigan 1876 3800.6 30
35. Dye, Thomas n.a Michigan 1890 3800.6 30
1990 SUPPLEMENT          
36. Dye, W.G. n.a. San Francisco 1851 7160 9
1991 SUPPLEMENT          
37. Duyts, Laurens n.a. New York 1639 1262 96
1993 SUPPLEMENT          
38. Dye, Elizabeth n.a. Barbadoes/Jam 1689 1219.5 617
1994 SUPPLEMENT          
39. Dye, Henry 21 Maryland 1729 1219.6 409
40. Dye, James n.a. Maryland 1726 1219.6 357
41. Dye, William n.a. North Carolina 1776 8570.15 17
1995 SUPPLEMENT          
42. Dye, James n.a. Maryland 1726 9579.10 51
43. Dye, John n.a. Virginia 1682 6621 233
44. Dye, Martin n.a. Virginia 1666 6221 3
45. Dye, Martin n.a. Virginia 1666 6221 5
46. Dye, Martin n.a. Virginia 1667 6221 47
1998 SUPPLEMENT          
47. Dye, Wm. n.a. Philadelphia 1817 6466.4 201
1999 SUPPLEMENT          
48. Dye, Ann n.a.   1689 1220.11 248
49. Dye, Anne n.a.   1685 1220.11 248
50. Dye, Arthur n.a. Barbadoes/Jam 1688 1220.11 248
51. Dye, David n.a.   1696 1220.11 248
52. Dye, Edward 22yr. Toronto 1871 1823.31 52
53. Dye, John n.a. America 1749 1220.11 248
54. Dye, Joseph 24yr. Toronto 1695 1823.31 52
55. Dye, Michael n.a. America 1767 1220.11 248
56. Dye, Penelope n.a. Annapolis MD 1721 1220.11 248
57. Dye, Richard n.a. Barbadoes/Jam 1663 1220.11 248
2000 SUPPLEMENT          
58. Dye, Michael n.a. America 1767 1257.40 29
59. Dye, Rachael n.a. St. John N.B. 1783 476.30 79

714 A. Source - Hans Lorensen Duyts.
BOYER, Carl, 3rd, editor. Ship Passenger Lists; New York and New Jersey (1600-1825). Newhall, California: the editor, 1978.
Duyts. Hans Lorensen b. Holstein 1610 nickname 'Grossschuh' arr. 1639 d. 1668.
Therefore the source has been misquoted on the arrival year but this information is what we have seen elsewhere for Duyts, Laurens. I hope it is in error. JWD.

 1262 B. Source -- Laurens Duyts.
COLKET, Meredith B. Jr. Founders of Early American Families: Emmigrants from Europe. 1607-1657.     Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. 1975. 366 pp.

 1898 C. Source -- Laurens Duyts.
EVJEN, John O. Scadinavian Immigrants in New York 1630-1674; with appendices on Scandinavians in Mexico and South America, 1532-1640; Scandinavians in Canada, 1619-1620; Some Scandinavians in New York in the Eighteenth Century; German Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674.     Minneapolis: K. C. Holter Publishing Co., 1916. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1972 (Lancour 77) .
I believe I may be able to request this on interlibrary loan.

 1. Ann Dye arr. 1690 to the Barbadoes/Jamaica.
2. Anne Dye arr. 1685 to America.
3. Arthur Dye arr. 1688 to the Barbadoes/Jamaica.
7. Michael Dye arr. 1767 to America.
8. Penelope Dye arr. 1721 to Annapolis MD.
1222 - 1223: COLDHAM, Peter Wilson.  English Convicts in Colonial America.      New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1974, 1976
Vol.1 Middlesex 1617-1775; 1974
Vol.2 London 1656-1775; 1976

4. Henry Dye arr. 1635
3283: HOTTEN, John Camden, editor. The Original Lists of Persons of quality; Emmigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. With Their Ages, the Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the Mother Country, the Names of the Ships in Which They Embarked, and Other Interesting Particulars.   From MSS Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England.   London: John Camden Hotten, 1874. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1974. (Lancour 1)

5. Henry Dye, arrived 1635: - - probably the same man.
TEPPER, Michael "Passengers to America" editor. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore. 1977 page 63
quoted:
"Transported to the Barbadoes April 14 (?) 1635 on the Faulcon de London " with a statement as to their conformity to orders of the Church of England and a further statement that 'the men have taken the oath of Allegeance and Supremacie'. There are 76 names, some female, ages 13 to 48 but mostly in the 17-23 year age range.

 6. John Dye arr. 1655
9. Robert Dye arr. 1650
10. Robert Dye arr. 1653
  Year of arrival differs. Error? 2772:   GREER, George Cabell. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666        Richmond, VA: W. C. Hill Publishing Co., 1912, Reprint. Baltimore:   Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1960 (Lancour 216)

 11. C. J. Dye arr. 1850
12. D. Clarkson Dye arr. 1851
7158:    RASMUSSEN, Louis J.   San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. Vol. 2     Colma, CA: San Francisco Historical Records, 1969

13. Martin Dye arr 1667.
8510:   SKORDAS, Gust, editor.   The Early Settlers of Maryland: an Index to names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633 - 1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland.     Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968

 44. Martin Dye arr. 1666
45. Martin Dye arr. 1666
46. Martin Dye arr. 1667
43. John Dye arr. 1682
6221:   6221:   NUGENT, Nell Marion,    Cavaliers and Pioneers; Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants.     Vol. 2     1666 - 1695. VA State Library 1977

Possible connection to the Goodnight Database containing 237 person DYE family originating with a Martin DYE who was born in England and emigrated to VA.
Diane Stark Thurman
is the contact person.

14. John Dye arr. 1655. Note that 6. John Dye arr. 1655 Virginia also.
15. Robert Dye arr. 1650 to VA.
16. Robert Dye arr. 1653 to VA.
17. Robert Dye arr. 1657 to VA.
6220:    NUGENT, Nell Marion, abstractor. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. 1     1623 - 1666.Richmond: Dietz Printing Co. 1934. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969.

18. William Dye arr. 1844 to NY.
8258:    SCOTT, Kenneth and Rosann
e Conway, compilers.   New York Alien Residents, 1825 - 1848. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978

 19. David Dye arr. 1696 in Barbadoes/Jamaica.
21. Penelope Dye arr. 1721 in Annapolis MD.
22. Ann Dye arr. 1689 in Barbadoes/Jamaica.
23. Anne Dye arr. 1685 in America.
24. Arthur Dye arr. 1688 in Barbadoes/Jamaica.
26. Michael Dye arr. 1767 in America.
30. John Dye arr. 1749 in America.
31. Joseph Dye arr. 1695 in America
32. Richard Dye arr. 1663 in Barbadoes/Jamaica.
1217.1 thru 1217.9:    COLDHAM, Peter Wilson. Bonded Passengers fo America Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Co. 1983 Vol. 1 & 2. Others same year or later.
Vol.1   "History of Transportation: 1615 - 1775"
Vol.2   "Middlesex: 1617 - 1775"
Vol.3   "London: 1656 - 1775"
Vol.4   "Home Counties: 1655 - 1775"
Vol.5   Vol.6   "Oxford Circuit 1663-1775 Berkshire, Glouchestershire, Herefordshire, Monmounthshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Worchestershire" Vol.7   "Norfolk Circuit 1663-1775 Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Sutffolk." Vol.8 Vol.9

20. Michael Dye arr. no date given in America.
8543:    SMITH, Clifford Neal. British Deportees to America. Part: 1766 - 1767"   British-Ameerican Genealogical Research Monograph. No #3    McNeal, AZ. Westland Publications, 1981

 27. Penelope Dye arr. 1720 in Maryland. - - 4 entries may be 1 person.
3700:    KAMINKOW, Marion and Jack Kaminkow, editors.    Original Lists of Emigrants in Bondage from London to the American Colonies, 1717 - 1744.    Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co. 1967

 28. Albert Dye arr. no date given in America with his wife -
29. Gjertrude
4908.2:    LYNGSVAER, Roald.   Norwegian Emigrants to America edited by Genealogical Co. Moen in Hawkeye Heritage. Vol. 16:3 (Iowa? jwd)

 33. Frederick F. Dye arr. 1890 in Michigan.
34. James Dye arr. 1876 in Michigan.
35. Thomas Dye arr. 1890 in Michigan.
KENNEDY, Ruth S.    Naturalization Records for Oakland Co. Michigan 1827 - 1906.Birminham, MI Oakland Co. Genealogical Society 1985 (122 pages)

 36. W. G. Dye arr. 1851 in San Francisco.
RASMUSSEN, Louis J. San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists Colma, CA, Vol 1    1967 covers Jan 7, 1851 to Jan 17, 1852

 38. Elizabeth Dye arr. 1689 in Barbadoes/Jamaica.
39. Henry Dye arr. 1729 in Maryland.
40. James Dye arr. 1726 in Maryland.
COLDHAM, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were sold to Labour in the New Colonies, 1661 - 1699. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1990. 894 pages.

 41. William Dye arr. 1776 in North Carolina.
8570.15:    SMITH, Clifford Neal. Deserters, Discharges, and Prisoners of War from the British fifteenth Regiment of Foot ( The Yorkshire East riding) during the American Revolution  Published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Vol. 70:1 March 1982, pages 15-17

 42. James Dye arr. 1726 in Maryland. 9579.10:    WAREING, John. Emigrants to America: Indentured Servants recruited in London 1718 - 1733. Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Co. 1985. (111 pages)

 47. Wm. Dye arr. 1817 in Philadelphia. TEPPER, Passenger Arrivals Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogy Publishing Co. 1986

 48. Ann Dye arr. 1689 no location given.
49. Anne Dye arr. 1685 no location given.
50. Arthur Dye arr. 1688 in Barbadoes/Jamaica.
51. David Dye arr. 1696 in no location given.
53. John Dye arr. 1749 in America.
55. Michael Dye arr. 1767 in America.
56. Penelope Dye arr. 1721 in Annapolis, MD
57. Richard Dye arr. 1663 in Barbadoes/Jamaica
1220.11    COLDHAM, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614 - 1775 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.      Date and port of arrival, date and place of sentencing, or date and place of transport. Name of ship, crime convicted of, and other information may also be provided.

52. Edward Dye arr. 1871 in Toronto.
54. Joseph Dye arr. 1695 in Toronto.
1823.31    ELLIOTT, Bruce S. Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario Toronto.    Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1992

59. Rachael Dye arr. 1783 in St. John N.B..
476.30    BELL, D.G. African American Passengers to Annapolis and Saint John 1783 A Ship Passenger List.    In Nova Scotia Historical Review, vol 16:2 (1996) pp 71-81

58. Michael Dye arr. 1767 in America.
476.30   COLDHAM, Peter Wilson.Supplement to the Complete Book of Emigrants if Bondage, 1614-1775.    Baltimore Maryland: Genealogical Public Society, 1992, 86 p. Includes: Date and port of arrival, or date of sentencing or reprieve for transport and port of arrival. Name of ship. Crime, convictied of, and other information may also be provided

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