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Deasy Surname History


Origins Available: Irish , Scottish


The tale of the name Deasy begins with a family who lived in Angus (in the modern region of Tayside), and claim descent from Gaelic MacDhai, son of David.


Early Origins of the Deasy family


The surname Deasy 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 Deasy family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deasy research.
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1627, 1638, 1677, 1683, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Deasy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deasy Spelling Variations


Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Deasy has been spelled Deas, Dease, Deasey, Deasy, Dais, Daes, Deasson, Deason, Dasone and many more.

Early Notables of the Deasy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Deasy family to Ireland


Some of the Deasy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 30 words (2 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 Deasy family to the New World and Oceana


In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Deasy:

Deasy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Deasy, who settled in Philadelphia in 1835
  • James Deasy, aged 26, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Deasy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Deasy, aged 25, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • John Deasy, aged 22, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Patrick Deasy, aged 22, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Tim. Deasy, aged 30, a tanner, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Catherine Deasy, aged 35, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Deasy (post 1700)


  • Mike Deasy, American musician, one of the most recorded guitarists in the history of music
  • Luere B. Deasy (b. 1859), American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate; Justice of Maine State Supreme Court, 1918-29; Chief Justice of Maine State Supreme Court, 1929-30 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Irene M. Deasy, American politician, Independent Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Hugh Peter Deasy (1866-1947), army officer and pioneer in automobile construction, who also explored and surveyed Turkestan

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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