Early Dorchester Settlers and Citizens

Here are some names of early Dorchester citizens. Is one (or more?) of your family members among them? These are names of people who came to Dorchester from England, a few from Ireland, and some from Wales, between 1630 and 1650.

Information about families of Dorchester Settlers, ca. 1630-1650

Below is a list of names and dates–they are family names, and dates associated with them–believed to be years when members of those families emigrated to Dorchester from England (and a few from Ireland), between 1630 – 1650.
You might notice that we do not have ship of passage associated with these names. Some of those ships’ passenger lists can be found here.

The list includes common spelling, dates, and variant spellings. See footnote references at bottom.

Aderton 1637
*Alderman 1634
Aldrich 1631 1634
Aldridge 1631 1636
+*Allen 1634
*Andrews 1634
Aspinwall 1630
Astwood 1639
Atherton 1639 1637
Baker 1639
Barbour 1635 Barber
*Bascom 1634 Bascomb Bascon Bascun Bascomb
*Bate 1635
+Baxter
*Beamon 1635
+Benham
*Betts
*Bigge 1635 Bigg
Blake 1636
Branker 1632
Breck 1635 1636
Broomsmead 1638
*Buckland 1634
Buel 1630
*Bullock
Burr 1638
Butler 1638 1639
Cade 1635
Calecatt 1632 Callicutt Collicott Collacott
+Capen 1630 1633 1634
^+*Clap 1630 1633 1639 Clapp
Carter 1633
Chard 1630
Clark 1630 1633 1635
*Clement 1636
+*Cogan 1633 Coggin Coggan
+Collicott
^+Cooke 1630
Cornell 1630
Crab 1630 Crabb
Davenport 1635
Deevil 1635
Demick 1635
+Denslow 1630 1632 1635
+Dewey 1633
*Dibble 1637
Dicherman 1635
Dimmock 1635 Dymoke
Doughty 1639
Duel 1633
+Duncan 1630 1633 1635
Dybell 1635
^+Dyer 1630
Eales 1635 Eeles 1633
+Edes
+Eggleston 1630 Egleston
Earing 1639
Eldridge 1631
Felps 1630
*Fawer
*Fenner   Vener
+Filer 1633 1634
^+Ford 1630 Foard Foord
*Foster 1635
*Fowkes
Francis 1636
+French 1630 1639
*Fry
Frye 1650
+Gallop
^Gaylord 1630
+Gibson
*Gilbert
+Gillett
*Glover 1635
+Grant
+Greenway
*Gunn
*Hall
*Hallett
*Hannum
+Hart
+Hatch
+Hathorne
+Hayden
*Hawes
*Hawkes
Hewes 1630
+Hill 1630
Hilliard 1635
Hoakam 1633
+Holcomb 1630 1633
*Holland 1637  Hollard and earlier
*Holly
^+Holman 1630
+Horsford 1633 Hosford
+Hoskins 1630 Hoskeins
+Hulberd 1630 Hulbert Hurlbard Hulbird
+Hull 1632 1633
Humphrey 1639
Jeffries 1633
+Jeffrey 1633
Jellet 1633
+Jenkins 1632
+Johnson 1630
*Jones 1638
Jourdain 1635
Kendall 1635
*Kimberly
Kingsley 1636
+*Knight 1632 1633
*Lane
Larrabee
*Leavitt 1640 and earlier
Lewis 1636
Leape 1640
Lippincott 1639
^+Lombard 1630 Lumberd Lumbard
*Looke
Loring 1634 1633
^Louge 1630
+Lovell 1633
^+Ludlow(e) 1630
*Makepeace
*Marshfield
+Mason 1630 1632 Masen
*Mather 1635
*Matthews
*Maudsley 1638
^+Maverick 1630
Mead 1638
+*Miller 1632 1638
*Millett 1635 1637
+Minot 1633 1634 1630
+Moore 1630 1631 Moor
Mosely 1638
*Munnings
*Newberry 1630
Newman 1632
+Newton 1636
*Niles
*Okam
*Oliver
+Parker
+Parkman 1632 1633 1635
Patten 1640 Pattin
*Payson
+Pearce 1630 Pears Pierce
*Peck
^+*Phelps 1630 1635
+Phillips 1630 1632 Philips Phillipps
+Pine 1633 Pinney
*Pitcher
+Pomeroy 1631 1632
*Pope 1630
*Preston
*Price
*Procter 1637  Proctor
+Purchase 1633
+Randall 1633 Rendell
+Rawlins
*Read 1636
Reed 1635
+Richards 1633
Robinson 1636
Roby 1639
+Rocket 1633
^+Rockwell 1630
^+Rossiter 1630 Roseter
Russell 1633
Saint John 1631 1632
*Sanford
Seald 1636
Selleck 1633
*Sention 1631  Sension
Sheldon 1634
*Shepard
^+*Smith 1630 1636 1631
Somers
*Sougth
^Southcote 1630
^+Stoughton 1632 1633 1630
*Stragne
Strong 1635
Summer 1636
*Sumner
*Swift 1635
Syckes 1639
Taylor 1639
^+Terry 1630 Tery Terre Terrey
+Thorneton 1633
Thompkins 1638
Trowbridge 1634
+Twitchell 1633
^+Upsall 1630
Venner
Vose 1635
Wales
^+Warham 1630
Waterhouse 1630
+Way 1630
Weekes 1635 1639
+Whipple 1632 1635
White 1636
Whitefield 1634
Whitman 1635 Whitman
Wicks 1639
+Wilkins 1633
+Williams 1640 1633 1630
Willyes 1638
Wilson 1638
+Wilton 1632 1633
Wiswall 1632
+Witchfield
Withington 1636
^+Wolcott 1630 Wolcot Woolcott
Wood 1640
Woodward 1648
Woolridge 1630
Wright 1635


^ Robert Charles Anderson. “The Mary and John: Developing Objective Criteria for a Synthetic Passenger List.” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 147 (1993), 148-61.
+Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
*Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635.  Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-

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