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
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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)
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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 96 words (7 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 to the New World and Oceana
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