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The history of the Dearing family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Kent, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Dearing Early Origins



The surname Dearing was first found in Kent where the family claim descendancy from "Norman de Morinis, whose ancestor, Vitalis FitzOsbert, lived in the reign of Henry II. Norman de Morinis married the daughter of Deringus, descended from the Norman Fitz-Dering, Sheriff of this county in King Stephens' reign. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Dearing Spelling Variations


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Dearing Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Dering, Deareing, Dearing, Deering, Derringer and many more.

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Dearing Early History


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Dearing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dearing research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1636, 1598, 1644, 1629, 1625, 1684, 1660, 1662, 1670, 1650, 1689, 1679, 1685, 1679, 1711 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Dearing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dearing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dearing Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Anthony Dering of Surrenden Dering in Pluckley, Kent (d.1636); Sir Edward Dering, 1st Baronet (1598-1644), an English antiquary and politician, Member of Parliament for Hythe and Kent (1629), also known for his Dering Roll, a 13th century Roll of arms, believed to...

Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dearing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dearing In Ireland


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Dearing In Ireland



Some of the Dearing family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Dearing name or one of its variants:

Dearing Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Kath Dearing, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Sam Dearing, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • John Dearing, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Joseph Dearing, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1679
  • Sarah Dearing, who settled in Boston in 1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dearing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hester Dearing, who arrived in Virginia as an 'emigrant in bondage' in 1723

Dearing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dearing, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dearing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dearing (post 1700)



  • Edgar Dearing (1893-1974), American silent film actor best known for his work with Laurel and Hardy
  • Bob Dearing (b. 1935), American politician, Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate
  • Walter Henry Dearing (b. 1883), American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Richmond County 1st District, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1935; Candidate for New York State Senate 24th District, 1924
  • W. G. Dearing, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1904
  • Gilman N. Dearing, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1884 (alternate), 1912
  • George L. Dearing, American politician, Mayor of White Settlement, Texas, 1953
  • Frederick Dearing, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwich, 1911-12
  • Fred Morris Dearing (1879-1963), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Peru, 1930-37
  • Elmer O. Dearing, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 1970, 1978
  • E. M. Dearing, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. 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.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Dearing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dearing 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.

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