Deal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Deal family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Kent, where the name was often spelt Dole.

Early Origins of the Deal family

The surname Deal was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Deal family

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Deal Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Deal include Deal, Deale, Dealey, Dealy, Deel and others.

Early Notables of the Deal family (pre 1700)

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United States Deal migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Deal or a variant listed above:

Deal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Han Har Deal, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Mary Deal, who settled in Maryland in 1739
  • George Christ Deal, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Casper Deal, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Peter Deal, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Deal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander, Casper, Daniel, George, James, John, Jeremiah, Samuel Deal, all, who settled in Philadelphia between 1750 and 1800
  • Henry Deal, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [1]
  • John Deal, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Lewis Deal, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Manuel Deal, aged 35, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1852 [1]

New Zealand Deal migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Deal Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Jeffrey Deal, (b. 1807), aged 46, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd December 1853 [2]
  • Mrs. Eliza Deal, (b. 1808), aged 45, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd December 1853 [2]
  • Mr. William Deal, (b. 1817), aged 36, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd December 1853 [2]
  • Mr. James Deal, (b. 1819), aged 34, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd December 1853 [2]
  • Mrs. Harriett Deal, (b. 1824), aged 29, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd December 1853 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Deal (post 1700) +

  • Karen Deal (d. 2010), American keyboard player from Tampa, Florida, member of the Johnny Charrow Review
  • Arch Deal (1931-2020), American newscaster with WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida, father of Tampa musician Karen Deal
  • Rufus Copeland Deal (1917-2005), American football running back
  • Frank Deal (b. 1958), American actor and acting teacher
  • Joseph Thomas Deal (1860-1942), U.S. Representative from Virginia
  • LtCol Sarah Deal, American aviator who became the Marine Corps' first female aviator in 1993
  • Jae Deal, American composer, arranger, music producer and orchestrator in various genres
  • Kenneth Eugene Deal (1927-1993), American pitcher and manager in minor league baseball
  • Borden Deal (b. 1922), American novelist and short story writer
  • Charles Albert Deal (1891-1979), American professional baseball player
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Deal +

  • 1635 "Deal Family: Descendants of William Deal III, and Thirteen Allied and Collateral Family Lineages of Sherrill, Pepper, Woods, Kirkpatrick, Caldwell, Rutherford, Bayless, Champion, Bartlett, Ellis, Lindsay, Jack, Tipton" by Fern Woods Deal, "The Deal Family of Hornbrook, California: Five Generations of Descendants From George Deal and Elizabeth Rexford Since He Came to California in 1851" by Lehmann Deal.

  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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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