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Adeane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: English , Irish-Alt , Irish , Scottish

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Adeane surname lived 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.

Early Origins of the Adeane family

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

Early History of the Adeane family

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Adeane Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Adeane are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Adeane include: Dean, Deane, Dene, Deans, Deanes, Denes, Adeane and others.

Early Notables of the Adeane family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Deane (c.1440-1503), Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1491 to 1496, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1501 to 1503 and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal from 1500 to 1502; Richard Deane (1610-1653), a British...
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Migration of the Adeane family to Ireland

Some of the Adeane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Adeane family to the New World and Oceana

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Adeane or a variant listed above: Stephen Deane who arrived on the 'Fortune', just one year after the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1621. He built the first corn mill in New England. John Deane, his brother Walter and their wives arrived in New England in 1635.

Contemporary Notables of the name Adeane (post 1700)

  • Henry John Adeane (1789-1847), English politician, Member of the Parliament Cambridgeshire 1830 to 1832
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Edward Adeane GCB, GCVO, PC (1910-1984), Baron Adeane, Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II (1953-1972)
  • James Whorwood Adeane (1740-1802), English politician, Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire (1789-1802)
  • George Edward Adeane CVO (1939-2015), Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales 1979 to 1985
  • Charles Robert Whorwood Adeane CB, JP (1863-1943), British soldier, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (1915-1943), President of the Royal Agricultural Society in 1917

The Adeane 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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