Show ContentsDeale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Deale family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Kent, where the name was often spelt Dole.

Early Origins of the Deale family

The surname Deale 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 Deale family

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Deale Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Deale include Deal, Deale, Dealey, Dealy, Deel and others.

Early Notables of the Deale family (pre 1700)

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United States Deale migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Deale were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Deale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jeremy Deale who was one of the original settlers of Virginia in 1606 before the "Mayflower"
  • Mary Deale, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [1]
  • Thomas Deale, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]
  • Anne Deale, who landed in Virginia in 1697 [1]
Deale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Deale, who landed in America in 1766 [1]
Deale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Deale, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]

Australia Deale migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Deale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Deale, British Convict who was convicted in Devon, England for life, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 25th June 1838, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

West Indies Deale migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Deale Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • William Deale, who settled in Barbados in 1685

  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. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th March 2021). Retrieved from
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