Dean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the bearers of the Dean family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in an area where there was a valley. The place-name is derived from the Old English word denu, when translated means valley. This Old English word has also given rise to other local names such as West Dean in Sussex, Deane in Hampshire and Dean in Essex.

Early Origins of the Dean family

The surname Dean was first found in Sussex where the first record was of Ralph Dene holding manor and estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Dean family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dean research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1400, 1588, 1628, 1899, 1440, 1503, 1491, 1496, 1501, 1503, 1500, 1502, 1610, 1653, 1638, 1721, 1676, 1708 and are included under the topic Early Dean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dean 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 Dean include Dean, Deane, Dene, Deans, Deanes, Denes, Adeane and others.

Early Notables of the Dean family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Deane (c.1440-1503), Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1491 to 1496, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1501 to 1503 and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal from 1500 to 1502; Richard Deane (1610-1653), a British...
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Migration of the Dean family to Ireland

Some of the Dean family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Dean 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 Dean or a variant listed above:

Dean Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Stephen Dean, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1621 [1]
  • Walter Dean, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
  • William Dean, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Nich Dean, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • Nicholas Dean, who settled in Virginia in 1654
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Dean Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliz Dean, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [1]
  • Jeams Dean, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Jeany Dean, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Daniel Dean, who landed in New England in 1725 [1]
  • Barzillai Dean, who landed in New England in 1745 [1]
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Dean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Dean, who landed in New York in 1801 [1]
  • Thomas Dean, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • Hugh Dean, who arrived in New York in 1810 [1]
  • Stewart Dean, who landed in Maryland in 1812 [1]
  • Ramo Dean, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
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Dean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ephrane W Dean, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900 [1]

Dean migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dean Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Robert Dean, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • William Dean, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Mr. Aaron Dean U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Jacob Dean U.E. (b. 1738) born in New York who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1818 [2]
  • Mr. Josiah Dean U.E. who settled in Sophiasburgh & Ameliasburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1786 [2]
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Dean Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Dean, aged 20 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Syria" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [3]
  • Miss. Mary Dean who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Syria" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [3]
  • Mr. Peter Dean, aged 26 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Syria" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in May 1847 [3]
  • Mr. Patrick Dean who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Naomi" departing 15th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th August 1847 but he died on board [4]
  • Clara Dean, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
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Dean migration to Australia

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

Dean Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Dean, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Samuel Dean, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Isaac Dean, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • James Dean, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Philip Dean, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [9]
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Dean 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:

Dean Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Dean, aged 20, a farmer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Jabez Dean, aged 21, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Ann Dean, aged 19, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mr. Jabez Dean, (b. 1818), aged 21, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [10]
  • Mrs. Dean, (b. 1820), aged 19, British settler travelling from London with a child aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [10]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dean (post 1700)

  • Joe Dean (1930-2013), American basketball player, inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Nathan Dean (1934-2013), American politician, Senator Georgia Assembly (1975-2004)
  • Major-General William Frishe Dean (1899-1981), American Deputy Commanding General 6th Army (1955), last military governor of South Korea in 1947-1948 [11]
  • Major-General Herbert Reynolds Dean (1882-1970), American Director of Selective Service Rhode Island (1940-1945) [12]
  • James Byron Dean (1931-1955), American film actor and cultural icon, best known for his starring role in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) for which he was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination
  • Howard Brush Dean III (b. 1948), American physician and Democratic politician, governor of Vermont from 1991-2003
  • Jerome Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (1910-1974), American pitcher in Major League Baseball, the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953
  • Bashford Dean (1867-1928), American zoologist and armor expert
  • John Wesley Dean III (b. 1938), American White House Counsel to United States President Richard Nixon and deeply involved in the Watergate scandal cover up
  • William A. Dean Jr., American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 11 aerial victories
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Historic Events for the Dean family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Miss Kay Dean (1957-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Reporoa, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [13]
Halifax Explosion
  • Miss Harriet  Dean, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [14]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. George A Dean (b. 1922), English Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Eltham, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Cyril A J Dean (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Iffley, Oxfordshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. James Dean, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [16]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. George H. Dean (d. 1912), aged 19, English Assistant Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [17]
  • Mr. Bertram Frank Dean (d. 1912), aged 25, English Third Class passenger from Bartley Farm, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [17]
  • Mrs. Eva Georgetta Dean, (née Light), aged 32, English Third Class passenger from Bartley Farm, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 10 [17]
  • Master Bertram Vere Dean, aged 1, English Third Class passenger from Bartley Farm, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 10 [17]
  • Miss Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean, aged 2 mths, English Third Class passenger from Bartley Farm, Hampshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 10 [17]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. William E. Dean, American Boatswain's Mate First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [18]
  • Mr. Lyle Bernard Dean, American Coxswain working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [18]

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Citations

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  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 72)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  9. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) William Dean. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Dean/William_Frishe/USA.html
  12. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) Herbert Dean. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Dean/Herbert_Reynolds/USA.html
  13. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  14. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  15. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  16. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  17. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  18. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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