Deeks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Scottish name Deeks was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Dutton, Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Deeks family

The surname Deeks was first found in Cumberland, where one reference claims "the name, originally 'Del Dykes,' is derived from the two lines of Roman wall in 'Burgh,' from whence the family at a remote period originated." [1]

Ramerus de Dikes, who lived before the reign of Henry II is the supposed ancestor of the family. The family held estates at Dovenby, in the parish of Bridekirk.

Early History of the Deeks family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deeks research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1272, 1301, 1379, 1421, 1471, 1457, 1509, 1600, 1649, 1630, 1685, 1765, 1619, 1669, 1660, 1666, 1650, 1706, 1685, 1689, 1700, 1756, 1614, 1617, 1688, 1620, 1761, 1847 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Deeks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deeks Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dyke, Dykes, Dike, Dikes and others.

Early Notables of the Deeks family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Dyke (1619-1669), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1666; Sir Thomas Dyke, 1st Baronet (c. 1650-1706), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Sussex (1685-1689); Sir Thomas Dyke, 2nd Baronet (c. 1700-1756); Leonard Dykes, Sheriff of Cumberland. Daniel Dyke (d. 1614), was an English Puritan divine, born at...
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Australia Deeks migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Deeks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Deeks, (b. 1812), aged 25, English convict who was convicted in Essex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 2nd November 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Deeks (post 1700) +

  • Donald Philip "Don" Deeks (1923-1995), American NFL football offensive lineman
  • John "Deeksie" Deeks (b. 1951), Australian television presenter and voice-over artist
  • Barbara Ann Deeks (b. 1937), English actress, best known for her part in the "Carry On" films

HMS Royal Oak
  • M. Deeks, British Leading Signalman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [3]

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 29th March 2022).
  3. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from on Facebook
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