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  • Abigail Day (1760 - 1845)
    Wilson Family Record 1989 'Our Pioneer Ancestors, Vol III, Book 1, the Day and Hendrix (cks) Families Including Poe and Allied Lines by Ruth Hendricks DeVerter researched by Vivian (Wilson) Haas === GE...
  • Abigail Woodbridge (Day) (1712 - 1772)
    Samuel Day, Josiah Day, Mary Day, Lydia Morgan (born Day), Thomas Day, Aaron Day
  • Abigail Smith (1661 - 1725)
    Abigail Day, dau. of Sgt. Ralph Day and his 2nd wife the former widow Abigail (Crafts) Ruggles, b. of record Apr. 22, 1661 at Dedham, Mass. She d. at Needham, Mass. June 15, 1725.On Dec. 21, 1677 of re...
  • Abigail Adams (1634 - 1706)
    John Ruggles b. Jan 1624/5 in Nasing, England, came to Roxbury in 1635 at the age of 10 years under the care of Philip Eliot; m. Jan. 24, 1650, Abigail Craft, dau. of Griffin Craft one of the first set...
  • Abigail Jones (1724 - 1784)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R-1794034849@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. This information comes from 1 or...

About the Day surname


It has been handed down by tradition that the family of Day originally came from Wales. This tradition is undoubtedly correct. In a book of Heraldry, containing the arms of William Day, B. D., Provost of Eton College and Dean of Windsor, confirmed by William Flower, Norroy, on the 21st of October, 1582, in the twenty-fourth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, he is said to be descended from the Dees of Wales, viz. being younger son of Richard Day, who was the son of Nicholas Day, the son of John Dee, (called by the English, Daye.) He was son of Morgan Dee, younger brother to Richard Dee, Welshman."

"DEE" signifying, it is said, dark or dingy, is the name of a small river in Wales, and was probably applied to some ancestor of the family, dwelling upon its banks, in order to distinguish him from others — ^just as WicklifTe took his name from the village in which he was born — and in time, the word Dee came to be written, according to its apparent sound, Daye or Day. This name, moreover, still prevails in Wales, and is there pronounced as in England and this country.


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