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Dias surname
« on: Friday 31 January 14 23:14 GMT (UK) »
In different certificates/census trying to find my 3rd great grandfather, most have his name as Andrew, but in others he's listed as John.
I've looked for death certificates for both and can find neither.
Is John most likely his middle name or what he was known by?
Anyone else have Dias ancestry in Scotland?


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Re: Dias surname
« Reply #1 on: Friday 31 January 14 23:20 GMT (UK) »
There was a family in Cambusnethan parish (Lanarkshire) by the name of DYAS.
Paterson, Torrance, Gilchrist - Hamilton Lanarkshire. 
McCallum - Oban, McKechnie - Ross of Mull Argyll.
Scrim - Perthshire. 
Liddell - Polmont,
Binnie - Muiravonside Stirlingshire.
Curran, McCafferty, Stevenson, McCue - Co Donegal
Gibbons, Weldon - Co Mayo.
Devlin - Co Tyrone.

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Re: Dias surname
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 February 14 00:10 GMT (UK) »
The 2005 electoral rolls for Scotland show some 28 with the surname Dias comprising individuals,
couples and larger family groups.
They appear in Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Inverness-shire & Renfrewshire.

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Re: Dias surname
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 February 14 00:15 GMT (UK) »
I have no idea of any Dias that might be related now. The most recent Dias I have is my g-g-gran born in 1867. Trying to trace her family for my mum.

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Re: Dias surname
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 February 14 09:47 GMT (UK) »
You might want to consider DEAS and include that spelling in your searches or if you are searching SP, use the 'wildcard' facility - typing in d*as which would cover most variants.

If you were to post more specific details there's a bigger possibility we could assist.

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Re: Dias surname
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 February 14 09:51 GMT (UK) »
If you use Family Search (https://familysearch.org)

Type in Andrew Deas, residence Scotland

There's hundreds of them!

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Re: Dias surname
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 February 14 10:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, my g-g-gran was Mary Dias (b. 1867 in Glasgow), her father is listed as Andrew Dias on her birth certificate but John Dias on her marriage, but all the other information matches.

I had a look on scotlandspeople and couldn't find him in anything further back than the 1851 census. I think his mothers name might be Mary too.

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Re: Dias surname
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 01 February 14 11:03 GMT (UK) »
In the 1851 census he is 18, living with his mum and brother Joseph. His mum was born in Sutherland/Dornoch, but they were born in Glasgow. Would like to find her maiden name or his dads name.

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Re: Dias surname
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 01 February 14 14:03 GMT (UK) »
On Mary's birth certificate what was her fathers occupation? What was her mother's name? If they were married it should state  ***Dias m.s.***. If it doesn't then it would suggest they were not married. Have you managed to trace any of Mary's paternal line? If her uncle  Joseph married, after 1855, for example then his marriage certificate would name the same parents as Andrew surely? Did you find Andrew & Joseph's mother's death certificate? It would state who her late husband was. She may be buried in the same lair as him as well.
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