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The saga of the Deasy family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in Angus (in the modern region of Tayside), and claim descent from Gaelic MacDhai, son of David.

Deasy Early Origins



The surname Deasy 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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Deasy Spelling Variations


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Deasy Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Deasy has been written Deas, Dease, Deasey, Deasy, Dais, Daes, Deasson, Deason, Dasone and many more.

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Deasy Early History


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Deasy Early History



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

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Deasy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deasy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Deasy In Ireland


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Deasy In Ireland



Some of the Deasy 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



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Deasy:

Deasy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Deasy, who came to Philadelphia in 1835
  • James Deasy, aged 26, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849

Deasy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Deasy, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • John Deasy, aged 22, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Patrick Deasy, aged 22, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Tim. Deasy, aged 30, a tanner, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Catherine Deasy, aged 35, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deasy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deasy (post 1700)



  • Luere B. Deasy (b. 1859), American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate; Justice of Maine State Supreme Court, 1918-29; Chief Justice of Maine State Supreme Court, 1929-30
  • Irene M. Deasy, American politician, Independent Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2004
  • Mike Deasy, American musician, one of the most recorded guitarists in the history of music
  • Henry Hugh Peter Deasy (1866-1947), army officer and pioneer in automobile construction, who also explored and surveyed Turkestan

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Deasy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deasy 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 1 December 2015 at 13:24.

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