The Dyson Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Dyson family.

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The Dyson Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Dyson
1841 Census375
1851 Census1878
1861 Census3576
1871 Census5458
1881 Census7473
1891 Census8775
1901 Census10321
1911 Census11575

Most Frequent Forenames for the Dyson Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
Mary Dyson 28 151 289 401 501 510 519 523
John Dyson 32 131 246 343 448 485 509 514
William Dyson 26 111 201 280 346 410 445 433
Sarah Dyson 24 88 214 296 356 359 358 316
George Dyson 18 73 130 195 241 284 323 341
Elizabeth Dyson 20 103 157 209 257 262 259 281
James Dyson 18 74 138 172 229 244 257 273
Thomas Dyson 5 55 109 151 183 188 212 214
Joseph Dyson 15 65 96 135 160 162 172 169
Annie Dyson 0 0 23 67 172 210 267 288
Alice Dyson 2 15 42 81 126 164 198 201
Ann Dyson 11 55 112 119 125 116 109 92
Emma Dyson 3 40 91 122 138 153 153 133
Hannah Dyson 8 58 94 121 124 129 123 118
Arthur Dyson 1 6 23 57 101 129 179 210
Jane Dyson 8 36 64 115 127 152 131 107
Charles Dyson 9 26 48 77 107 112 142 132
Martha Dyson 7 35 64 98 116 121 107 89
Henry Dyson 7 38 74 100 96 100 105 102
Emily Dyson 1 10 34 72 102 129 145 141

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Dyson family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...


Etymology and History of the Surname: Dyson

View Name: DYSON.

DYSON

Derivation:
Derives from the medieval name 'Dye' which is taken from the name Dennis meaning 'of Zeus'or 'Follow of Dionysos'(Greek)

History:
A derivative from the name Dennis which became popular in the 12th Century (Denis was also the name of France's patron saint).

Linked Surnames:
Dye, Dyer, Dykes, Dyre, Dyton

 



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