Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Deakes family. The name Deakes is derived from the given name Richard. Dick is a diminutive of this personal name. Thus, Deakes is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms come from the given name of the father of the bearer, while others come from important religious and secular figures. Early members of the Deakes family settled in Edinburghshire, as early as 1200.
Early Origins of the Deakes family
Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where one of the first records of the name appeared in the late 1200s.
Early History of the Deakes family
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Deakes 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. Deakes has been spelled Dick, Dyck, Dic and others.
Early Notables of the Deakes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deakes family to Ireland
Some of the Deakes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Deakes family to the New World and Oceana
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 Deakes:
Deakes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Deakes 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: At spes infracta
Motto Translation: Yet my hope is unbroken.
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