Start your family tree now Is your surname Dye?
There are already 195 users and over 5,000 genealogy profiles with the Dye surname on Geni. Explore Dye genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Dye Genealogy and Dye Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index

Create your Family Tree.
Discover your Family History.

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!
view all


  • Ann (Dye) Potts, Free Settler "Ellenborough" 1853 (1841 - 1915)
    GEDCOM Note === My Heritage Wisetree Web Site Garrett-1 My Heritage macgregor Web Site === GEDCOM Note
  • Anna Dye (1771 - 1853)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jun 29 2016, 17:04:42 UTC
  • Anna Dye (deceased)
  • Arthur Dye, Sr. (1673 - 1727)
    Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917Arthur Dye Virginia, Births and Christenings Name: Arthur Dye Gender: Male Christening Date: 18 May 1673 Christening Place: NORTH FARNHAM PARISH,RICHMOND,VIR...
  • Avery Arthur Dye, I (1689 - 1757)
    Children Avery Dye b: 1720 William Dye b: 1722 Martin Dye b: 1724 George Dye b: ABT 1725 Catherine Dye b: ABT 1726 Fauntleroy Dye b: BEF 1743 in Lunneburg Parish, Richmond, VirginiaBiography and Will -...

About the Dye surname

Dye This interesting name derives from "Dye", itself a pet form of the Medieval English female given name Dionisia, from the Greek Dionysia (feminine) or Dionysios (masculine) meaning "the Divine One of Nysa", (a holy mountain in modern Afghanistan). Dye (without surname) is first recorded in the 1301 "Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire". The surname from this source also appears in the early half of the 14th Century, (see below). Variant forms Dy and Dei are recorded in the 1379 "Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire". The surname is particularly well recorded in London Church Registers from the mid 16th Century. On March 25th 1563, Elizabeth Dye, an infant, was christened in St. Andrew's, Enfield, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Dye, witness, which was dated 1316, in the "The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield" Yorkshire, during the reign of King Edward 11, known as "Edward of Caernafon", 1307 - 1327. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.