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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dearie research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1300, and 1327 are included under the topic Early Dearie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

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

Ireland 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.


Australia 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 [1]

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 [2]
  • John C. Dearie, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1973-92 [2]


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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