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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The Scottish form of this name was first is the name was derived from a residence on the banks of the River Dee, Aberdeenshire.

Dee Early Origins



The surname Dee was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland.

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Dee Spelling Variations


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Dee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dee, Die and others.

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Dee Early History


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Dee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dee research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1608, 1579 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Dee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dee Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Dee, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Samuel Dee, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Marjorie Dee settled in Virginia in 1663
  • William Dee settled in New England in 1664

Dee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Dee who settled in Carolina in 1774
  • Robert Dee, aged 33, arrived in Carolina in 1774

Dee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Dee, aged 28, landed in Rhode Island in 1812
  • Thomas Dee, aged 22, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • B B Dee, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Dee, aged 12, landed in New York in 1854
  • Dennis, Killian, Lawrence, Thomas, William Dee who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870

Dee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Dee, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Margaret Dee, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • Mary Dee, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • Darby Dee, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland
  • Peggy Dee, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Dee, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Isaac Dee, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Thomas Dee, English Convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Dee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Dee, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • S. Catherine Dee, aged 19, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dee (post 1700)



  • Mike Dee (b. 1958), American college baseball coach
  • Roger Dee (1914-2004), pseudonym of Roger D. Aycock, an American science fiction author
  • Sandra Dee (1944-2005), born Alexandra Zuck, an American Golden Globe winning actress
  • Johnny Dee (b. 1964), born John DiTeodoro, Jr., an American heavy metal drummer
  • Robert Henry "Bob" Dee (1933-1979), American NFL football defensive end who played from 1957 to 1967, inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame
  • Frances Marion Dee (1909-2004), American actress, best know for her role in the film An American Tragedy (1931)
  • Ruby Dee (1924-2014), née Wallace, American Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award winning actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist
  • Marvin Robert Dee (1917-1975), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 20th District, 1973-74
  • J. Roy Dee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964
  • J. Fred Dee, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1936
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dee Historic Events


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Dee Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Thomas Dee (1906-1941), Australian Leading Steward from Wellington, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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: Hic labor
Motto Translation: This is the difficulty.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. 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).
  3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  4. 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.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Dee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dee 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 12 January 2016 at 07:42.

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