Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Decon began when someone in that family worked as a deacon, an officer in the church. The occupation appears in the Old French as diacne, in Old English as diacon or deacon, and in Old English as deakne. Alternatively, the name could have been derived "from the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of David.' " CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early Origins of the Decon family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Decon family
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Decon Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Decon has appeared include Deakin, Deacon, Deakan, Deakins, Dekne, Diakne and many more.
Early Notables of the Decon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Decon family to Ireland
Some of the Decon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Decon family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Decon arrived in North America very early:
Decon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Decon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Decon (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Decon family
The Decon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In utrumque utroque paratus
Motto Translation: Prepared for both.
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