Dearie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Dearie is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a beloved person or as a term of endearment. The surname Dearie also derived from the animal deer.
Early Origins of the Dearie family
The surname Dearie was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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 Dearie family
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Dearie Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dearie has undergone many spelling variations, including Dear, Deare, Dere, Deer, Dearie, Deir and others.
Early Notables of the Dearie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dearie family to Ireland
Some of the Dearie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dearie migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Dearie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Michael Dearie, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dearie (post 1700) +
- Blossom Dearie (1927-2009), American jazz singer and pianist best known for the song "Schoolhouse Rock!"
- Raymond J. Dearie, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1982-86 
- John C. Dearie, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1973-92 
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