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An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Dees. It is a name for someone who lived in Angus (in the modern region of Tayside), and claim descent from Gaelic MacDhai, son of David.

Dees Early Origins



The surname Dees was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they were descended from the Gaelic MacDhai, son of David. From the 13th century onward the name was anglicized MacDavid, Davidson, Deasson and Deas. The branches using Deas and Deasson settled in Angus and in Banffshire at the end of the fifteenth century.

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Dees Spelling Variations


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Dees Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Dees include Deas, Dease, Deasey, Deasy, Dais, Daes, Deasson, Deason, Dasone and many more.

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Dees Early History


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Dees Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dees research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1627, 1638, 1677, 1683, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Dees History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dees Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dees Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dees In Ireland


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Dees In Ireland



Some of the Dees family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 96 words (7 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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Dees:

Dees Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Emanl Dees, who landed in Virginia in 1696 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dees Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Dees, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dees Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William J. Dees, aged 23, who settled in America from Harttspool, England, in 1913
  • John Dees, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, Wales, in 1917
  • Michel Dees, aged 22, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1919
  • William James Dees, aged 30, who landed in America from W. Hartlepool, England, in 1920
  • H. H. Dees, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dees (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dees (post 1700)



  • Archie William Dees (1936-2016), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Mary Ella Dees (1911-2004), American stage and screen actress
  • Robert Leslie Dees (b. 1997), American NFL football defensive tackle
  • James Parker Dees (1915-1990), American founder and first bishop of the Anglican Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Anglican Communion
  • Anthony "Tony" Michael Dees (b. 1963), American Olympic hurdler
  • Morris Seligman Dees Jr. (b. 1936), American co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
  • Wilbur G. Dees, American politician, Mayor of Pascagoula, Mississippi, 1952-53
  • Melanie Dees, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2004
  • John Dees, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964
  • H. H. Dees, American politician, Mayor of Atmore, Alabama, 1953-59
  • ... (Another 2 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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  11. ...

The Dees Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dees 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 4 April 2016 at 14:12.

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