Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Deacy. The name was found in Angus (in the modern region of Tayside), and claim descent from Gaelic MacDhai, son of David.
Early Origins of the Deacy family
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 Deacy family
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Deacy Spelling Variations
spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Deacy has appeared Deas, Dease, Deasey, Deasy, Dais, Daes, Deasson, Deason, Dasone and many more.
Early Notables of the Deacy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deacy family to Ireland
Some of the Deacy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Deacy family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Deacy:
Deacy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Deacy (post 1700)
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