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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The chronicles of the Dease family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Dease family lived in Angus (in the modern region of Tayside), and claim descent from Gaelic MacDhai, son of David.

Dease Early Origins



The surname Dease was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they were descended from the Gaelic MacDhai, son of David. From the 13th century onward the name was anglicized MacDavid, Davidson, Deasson and Deas. The branches using Deas and Deasson settled in Angus and in Banffshire at the end of the fifteenth century.

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Dease Spelling Variations


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Dease Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Dease has been written Deas, Dease, Deasey, Deasy, Dais, Daes, Deasson, Deason, Dasone and many more.

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Dease Early History


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Dease Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dease research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1627, 1638, 1677, 1683, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Dease History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dease Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dease Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dease In Ireland


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Dease In Ireland



Some of the Dease family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 96 words (7 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



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Dease:

Dease Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Dease, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Dennis Dease, who settled in America in 1863

Dease Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Warren Dease, aged 7, who arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1914
  • Robert Dease, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1918
  • Thomas Dease, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1918
  • Alex Dease, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1921
  • Alexander Dease, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1921

Dease Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Dease U.E. (b. 1741) born in Ireland who settled in Montreal, Canada East, Quebec c. 1786 he joined was known as a Medical Doctor, Captain and Superintendent of the Indian Department, he joined the North West Company [Hudson's Bay Company] and became Factor, he became Chief Factor at Fort Spokan and died in 1827, he married Jane French having 7 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dease Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Dease arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dease (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dease (post 1700)



  • The Rev. Dennis Dease (1991-2013), American academic and Roman Catholic priest, 14th President of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota
  • Michael Dease (b. 1982), American jazz trombonist, composer and producer
  • Teresa Ellen Dease (1820-1889), Irish-born, Canadian Roman Catholic nun and the foundress of the Loreto Sisters
  • William Dease (1752-1798), Irish surgeon and anatomist
  • Conly John Paget Dease (1906-1979), Australian radio presenter and quiz show host in the 1940s and 1950s
  • Maurice James Dease VC (1889-1914), British Army officer during the First World War, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Peter Warren Dease (1788-1863), Canadian fur trader and arctic explorer, member of Sir John Franklin's second expedition to the Arctic

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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The Dease Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dease 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.

This page was last modified on 18 February 2015 at 15:24.

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