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The Anglo-Saxon name Dearden comes from when the family resided in the village of Dearden in the county of Lancashire.

Dearden Early Origins



The surname Dearden was first found in Lancashire at Dearden, near Edenfield, Bury [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
where the name derives from the Old English word "deor" meaning "deer," and "denu", which meant "valley," collectively meaning "the valley of the deer."

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Dearden Spelling Variations


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Dearden Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dearden include Dearden, Deardens, Durden, Dureden, Deardon and many more.

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Dearden Early History


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Dearden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dearden research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1281 and 1130 are included under the topic Early Dearden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dearden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dearden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dearden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Dearden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Dearden who settled in Virginia in 1717

Dearden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Dearden, who arrived in New York in 1819

Dearden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Dearden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dearden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dearden (post 1700)



  • Greenwood Dearden, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Tolland, 1908
  • Dick Dearden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996
  • John Francis Cardinal Dearden (1907-1988), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Detroit, Michigan
  • James Dearden (b. 1949), English film director, producer, and screenwriter
  • Kevin Charles Dearden (b. 1970), English former professional footballer
  • Basil Dearden (1911-1971), English film director

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Motto


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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: Dum Spiro Spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Dearden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dearden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 10 May 2016 at 12:06.

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