Daisey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The annals of Scottish history reveal that Daisey was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Daisey family lived in Angus (in the modern region of Tayside), and claim descent from Gaelic MacDhai, son of David.

Early Origins of the Daisey family

The surname Daisey 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.

Important Dates for the Daisey family

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

Daisey 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. Daisey has been spelled Deas, Dease, Deasey, Deasy, Dais, Daes, Deasson, Deason, Dasone and many more.

Early Notables of the Daisey family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Daisey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Daisey family to Ireland

Some of the Daisey 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.

Daisey migration to the United States

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 Daisey:

Daisey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L Daisey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Daisey (post 1700)

  • Nannita "Kentucky" Daisey (b. 1855), American homesteader in Oklahoma's land runs from Pennsylvania, famous for her elaborate and fantastical methods of leading the runs including one which it is claimed that she rode a cowcatcher and then leaped from the train; a statue named "Leaping into History" can be found in Edmond
  • Mike Daisey (b. 1976), American monologist, author, and actor, best known for his monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
  • Delbert Lee "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017), American waterfowl wood carver and decoy maker
  • Daisey Traynham, known by the stage name Lady Daisey, and American soul/funk singer

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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)
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