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Deering is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Deering family lived in Kent, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Deering Early Origins



The surname Deering was first found in Kent where the family claim descendancy from "Norman de Morinis, whose ancestor, Vitalis FitzOsbert, lived in the reign of Henry II. Norman de Morinis married the daughter of Deringus, descended from the Norman Fitz-Dering, Sheriff of this county in King Stephens' reign. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Deering Spelling Variations


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Deering Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Dering, Deareing, Dearing, Deering, Derringer and many more.

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Deering Early History


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Deering Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deering research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1636, 1598, 1644, 1629, 1625, 1684, 1660, 1662, 1670, 1650, 1689, 1679, 1685, 1679, 1711 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Deering History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deering Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deering Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Anthony Dering of Surrenden Dering in Pluckley, Kent (d.1636); Sir Edward Dering, 1st Baronet (1598-1644), an English antiquary and politician, Member of Parliament for Hythe and Kent (1629), also known for his Dering Roll, a 13th century Roll of arms, believed to...

Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deering Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deering In Ireland


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Deering In Ireland



Some of the Deering family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 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


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Deering or a variant listed above:

Deering Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Deering, who settled in Maine in 1630
  • Thomas Deering, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Thomas Deering, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Samuel Deering, who settled in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1649
  • Samuel Deering, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1649
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Deering Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Deering, who arrived in New York in 1841
  • Miss Deering, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • James E Deering, who landed in Mississippi in 1876

Deering Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Deering, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • Margaret Deering, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Alicia Deering, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
  • Mary A. Deering, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deering (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deering (post 1700)



  • Frederick Henry Deering (1923-2010), American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1973-1992)
  • Charles Deering (1852-1927), American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist, son of William Deering
  • James Deering (1859-1925), American industrial executive in Deering Harvester Company, son of William Deering
  • Stephen Deering, American former Fellow at Cisco Systems
  • Nathaniel Cobb Deering (1827-1887), American politician, three-term Republican U.S. Representative from Iowa
  • Olive Deering (1918-1986), American television actress, a life member of The Actors Studio
  • Myles L. Deering (b. 1953), American Army National Guard major general, the Adjutant General of Oklahoma
  • John Thomas Deering (1879-1943), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Nathaniel Cobb Deering (1827-1887), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1877-83
  • Raymond C. Deering, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. 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.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Deering Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deering 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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