Deeb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Deeb family

The surname Deeb was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when held estates in that shire. Much conjecture has arisen about the origin of this name. Early records are scanty. Many have attributed the name to be Huguenot. This must be seriously questioned. We can find no similar name on the continent. However, in the Wirral in Cheshire we find the name commonly used for a resident by the banks of the River Dee. The name Dee or Du, meaning black, is Welsh and both names proliferate throughout Shropshire and Herefordshire.

Important Dates for the Deeb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deeb research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1750, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Deeb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deeb Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Deebank, Deebe, Deeble and others.

Early Notables of the Deeb family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Deeb family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Deeber, who arrived in Virginia some time between 1623 and 1666; Thomas and Frances Deeble, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1625; Robert Deeble, who settled in Dorchester, MA in 1635.

Contemporary Notables of the name Deeb (post 1700)

  • Richard J. Deeb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972 [1]
  • Michael J. Deeb, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1966; Member of Michigan State Board of Education; Elected 1968 [1]
  • Joseph Francis Deeb (1909-1978), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, 1940-53 [1]
  • Joseph F. Deeb Jr., American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Wyoming, Michigan, 1977 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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