Daisy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Daisy, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in Angus (in the modern region of Tayside), and claim descent from Gaelic MacDhai, son of David.

Early Origins of the Daisy family

The surname Daisy 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 Daisy family

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

Daisy Spelling Variations

The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Daisy has been spelled Deas, Dease, Deasey, Deasy, Dais, Daes, Deasson, Deason, Dasone and many more.

Early Notables of the Daisy family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Daisy family to Ireland

Some of the Daisy 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 Daisy family

This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Daisy: Dennis Dease, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855; another Dennis, who settled there in 1863; Patrick Deasey, who settled in Philadelphia in 1835.


Contemporary Notables of the name Daisy (post 1700) +

  • George R. Daisy (1857-1931), American Major League Baseball player from Gloucester, New Jersey who played for the Altoona Mountain City in 1884
  • Catherine Daisy Coleman (1997-2020), American sexual abuse victim advocate
  • Anna Daisy Culp, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [1]
  • Daisy McCrackin (b. 1981), American actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her role in Halloween: Resurrection (2002) and Love and Suicide (2005)
  • Daisy Betts Miller (b. 1982), Australian actress, who starred in Out of the Blue and Persons Unknown
  • Daisy Bates, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1992
  • Daisy Fellowes (1890-1962), née Marguerite Séverine Philippine Decazes de Glücksberg, French society figure, acclaimed beauty, minor novelist and poet
  • Daisy Peterson Sweeney (1920-2017), Canadian music teacher who taught many of the most notable figures in Canadian jazz music including Oliver Jones, Ken Skinner, Joe Sealy, Reg Wilson, and her brother, Oscar Peterson
  • Daisy Love, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1932 [2]
  • Daisy L. Elliott (1916-2015), also known as Daisy Elizabeth Lenoir, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961-62; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1963-78, 1981-82


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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