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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Deere family have grown. The name Deere was given to a member of the family who was a beloved person or as a term of endearment. The surname Deere also derived from the animal deer.

Deere Early Origins



The surname Deere was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Deere Spelling Variations


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Deere Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Deere family name include Dear, Deare, Dere, Deer, Dearie, Deir and others.

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Deere Early History


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Deere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deere research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1300, and 1327 are included under the topic Early Deere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deere Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Deere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deere In Ireland


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Deere In Ireland



Some of the Deere family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Deere surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Deere Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Deere, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Tho Deere, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Joane Deere, who landed in Maryland in 1679

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deere (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deere (post 1700)



  • Dwight Deere (1895-1951), American silent movie actor, playwright and theatrical director
  • Jim Deere, American football coach and former player
  • John Deere (1804-1886), American politician, Mayor of Moline, Illinois, 1873-75
  • Charles H. Deere, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896, 1904
  • John Deere (1804-1886), American inventor and manufacturer of agricultural tools and machines
  • Air Commodore Alan Christopher "Al" Deere DSO, OBE, DFC & Bar (1917-1995), New Zealand Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain and author of Nine Lives

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. 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.
    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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Deere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deere 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 11 November 2015 at 10:55.

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