Deines History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Deines is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the valley or the dann. The surname often meant the dweller in the valley.
Early Origins of the Deines family
The surname Deines was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Deines family
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Deines Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Deines are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Deines include: Dan, Dann, Danne, Dans, Danns, Dannes and others.
Early Notables of the Deines family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deines family to Ireland
Some of the Deines family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Deines migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Deines or a variant listed above:
Deines Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adam Deines, aged 35, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 
- Catherine Deines, aged 35, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 
- Christine Deines, aged 23, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 
- Conrad Deines, aged 3, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 
- Frederick Deines, who landed in Kansas in 1876 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Deines (post 1700) +
- James Arnold "Jim" Deines (b. 1962), American former NBA basketball player from Springdale, Arkansas
- Kathleen "Kate" Ann Deines (b. 1989), American soccer midfielder-defender
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)