Deardend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Deardend is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the village of Dearden in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Deardend family
The surname Deardend was first found in Lancashire at Dearden, near Edenfield, Bury  where the name derives from the Old English word "deor" meaning "deer," and "denu", which meant "valley," collectively meaning "the valley of the deer."
Important Dates for the Deardend family
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Deardend Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Deardend family name include Dearden, Deardens, Durden, Dureden, Deardon and many more.
Early Notables of the Deardend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deardend family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Deardend surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Richard Dearden who settled in Virginia in 1717; Harrison, John, William Deardon, settled in Philadelphia between 1860 and 1870.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)