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Deem Early Origins



The surname Deem was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Mere, and Norman noble named Mera, who held from Gilbert de Venables, originally of Venables near Evreux in Normandy, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Gilbert's main barony in Cheshire was at Kinderton, which he held from Hugh Lupus (The Wolf,) Earl of Chester.

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Deem Spelling Variations


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Deem Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: DeMeer, DeMere, Deemer, Deamer, Demer, Demers, Deem, Deam, Delamere, Demera, Demur, Demurr and many more.

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Deem Early History


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Deem Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deem research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1250, 1279, and 1301 are included under the topic Early Deem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deem Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deem Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Deem 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:

Deem Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Deem, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Thomas Deem, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Thomas Deem, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1763

Deem Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Deem, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Sarah Deem, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Deem Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Deem, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1919
  • La Rue Deem, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Donovan Deem, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deem (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deem (post 1700)



  • Michael Deem, American John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Rice University in Houston, Texas
  • Roger Deem, American professional wrestling photographer from Jacksonville, Illinois
  • George Charles Deem Jr. (1932-2008), American artist
  • W. L. Deem, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wood County, 1940
  • Stephen B. Deem (b. 1965), American Democrat politician, Accountant; Chair of Kent County Democratic Party, 2000
  • John Franklin Deem (b. 1928), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1955-64, 1989-90; Member of West Virginia State Senate 3rd District, 1965-76, 1979-82, 1995-; Defeated, 1976, 1986
  • Hiram M. Deem, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 3rd District, 1952
  • Gary D. Deem, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Vienna, West Virginia, 2008
  • Frank Deem, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2004
  • Muriel Helen Deem (1900-1955), New Zealand doctor, medical officer, medical adviser and university lecturer from Wellington

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. 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).
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Deem Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deem 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.

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