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The ancestors of the bearers of the Dean family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in an area where there was a valley. The place-name is derived from the Old English word denu, when translated means valley. This Old English word has also given rise to other local names such as West Dean in Sussex, Deane in Hampshire and Dean in Essex.

Dean Early Origins



The surname Dean was first found in Sussex where the first record was of Ralph Dene holding manor and estates in that shire.

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Dean Spelling Variations


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Dean Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dean include Dean, Deane, Dene, Deans, Deanes, Denes, Adeane and others.

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Dean Early History


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Dean Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dean research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1400, 1588, 1628, 1899, 1440, 1503, 1509, 1547, 1610, 1653, 1638, 1721, 1676, 1708 and are included under the topic Early Dean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dean Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dean Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Henry Deane (c.1440-1503), Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord High Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547); Richard Deane (1610-1653), a British naval general and major general...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dean Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dean In Ireland


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Dean In Ireland



Some of the Dean family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dean or a variant listed above:

Dean Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Dean, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1621
  • Walter Dean, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637
  • William Dean, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Nich Dean, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Nicholas Dean settled in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dean Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Dean, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Jeams Dean, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Jeany Dean, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Daniel Dean, who landed in New England in 1725
  • Barzillai Dean, who landed in New England in 1745
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Dean, who landed in New York in 1801
  • Thomas Dean, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Hugh Dean, who arrived in New York in 1810
  • Stewart Dean, who landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Ramo Dean, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ephrane W Dean, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900

Dean Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Dean, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • William Dean, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Mr. Aaron Dean U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jacob Dean U.E. (b. 1738) born in New York who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1818 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Josiah Dean U.E. who settled in Sophiasburgh & Ameliasburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dean Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Edward Dean, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Syria" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)
  • Miss. Mary Dean who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Syria" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)
  • Mr. Peter Dean, aged 26 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Syria" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in May 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)
  • Clara Dean, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
  • Frederick Dean, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Dean Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Dean, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Samuel Dean, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Isaac Dean, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • James Dean, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Philip Dean, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dean Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Dean, aged 20, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Jabez Dean, aged 21, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Ann Dean, aged 19, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Jabez Dean landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Mrs Dean landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dean (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dean (post 1700)



  • Joe Dean (1930-2013), American basketball player, inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Nathan Dean (1934-2013), American politician, Senator Georgia Assembly (1975-2004)
  • Major-General William Frishe Dean (1899-1981), American Deputy Commanding General 6th Army (1955), last military governor of South Korea in 1947-1948
  • Major-General Herbert Reynolds Dean (1882-1970), American Director of Selective Service Rhode Island (1940-1945)
  • James Byron Dean (1931-1955), American film actor and cultural icon, best known for his starring role in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) for which he was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination
  • Howard Brush Dean III (b. 1948), American physician and Democratic politician, governor of Vermont from 1991-2003
  • Jerome Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (1910-1974), American pitcher in Major League Baseball, the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953
  • Bashford Dean (1867-1928), American zoologist and armor expert
  • John Wesley Dean III (b. 1938), American White House Counsel to United States President Richard Nixon and deeply involved in the Watergate scandal cover up
  • Christopher Dean OBE (b. 1958), British figure skater who won a gold medal in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dean Historic Events


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Dean Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Harriet  Dean, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. George A Dean (b. 1922), English Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Eltham, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Cyril A J Dean (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Iffley, Oxfordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. James Dean, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. George H. Dean (d. 1912), aged 19, English Assistant Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Mr. Bertram Frank Dean (d. 1912), aged 25, English Third Class passenger from Bartley Farm, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Eva Georgetta Dean, (née Light), aged 32, English Third Class passenger from Bartley Farm, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 10
  • Master Bertram Vere Dean, aged 1, English Third Class passenger from Bartley Farm, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 10
  • Miss Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean, aged 2 mths, English Third Class passenger from Bartley Farm, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 10

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Suggested Readings for the name Dean


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Suggested Readings for the name Dean



  • A Family Tree in America: Being a Genealogical Story of the Families of Deane (also Dean), Putnam, Boynton, Gager, Bull, and Allied Families From the Year 1630 by Frank Putnam Deane.
  • My Maternal Ancestry: Dean, Matlock, Hale, Gahr Families in Tennesseeand Missouri by Melba Wood.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Forti et fideli nihil difficile
Motto Translation: To the brave and faithful man nothing is difficult.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Dean Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dean Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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