Dearman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dearman comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a brave or bold man. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the word deor, which meant wild animal, or brave, or bold, and mann, for man. Thus, the name meant "wild man," or "brave man." Conflicting records show the name was a baptismal in origin as in the son of Dereman and evidence points to the Domesday Book where Dereman and Derman was found. In the scenario, the name was an expression of affection.

Early Origins of the Dearman family

The surname Dearman was first found in Essex 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 Dearman family

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Dearman 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 Dearman has undergone many spelling variations, including Dearman, Deerman, Dereman, Derman, Durman and others.

Early Notables of the Dearman family (pre 1700)

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Dearman Ranking

In the United States, the name Dearman is the 8,659th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Dearman migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dearman were among those contributors:

Dearman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sarah Dearman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745 [2]
Dearman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Dearman who settled in Philadelphia in 1858

Australia Dearman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dearman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Dearman, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Samuel Dearman, British convict who was convicted in York, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 19th November 1827, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Thomas Dearman, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dearman (post 1700) +

  • Jill Dearman, American author, writing coach, editor and astrologist
  • John Dearman, American Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist
  • Glyn Dearman (1939-1997), American former child actor perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of the character Tiny Tim in the 1951 film Scrooge
  • John Dearman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [6]
  • James Dearman (1808-1854), English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1826 to 1846
  • Charles Dearman (b. 1800), English cricketer with the Sheffield Cricket Club, made his first-class debut in 1828, brother of James Dearman
  • Louise Dearman (b. 1979), British musical theatre performer, best known for her role as Glinda and Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked

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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 8th January 2020). Retrieved from
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook