In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Daise, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. The ancestors of the Daise family lived in Angus
(in the modern region of Tayside), and claim descent from Gaelic MacDhai,
son of David.
Early Origins of the Daise family
The surname Daise was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, where they were descended from the Gaelic MacDhai, son of David. From the 13th century onward the name was anglicized MacDavid, Davidson, Deasson and Deas. The branches using Deas and Deasson settled in Angus
and in Banffshire
at the end of the fifteenth century.
Early History of the Daise family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daise research.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1627, 1638, 1677, 1683, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Daise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Daise Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Daise has been written Deas, Dease, Deasey, Deasy, Dais, Daes, Deasson, Deason, Dasone and many more.
Early Notables of the Daise family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daise family to Ireland
Some of the Daise family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 96 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Daise family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Daise: Dennis Dease, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855; another Dennis, who settled there in 1863; Patrick Deasey, who settled in Philadelphia in 1835.