as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1251 when Ralph de Deve held estates in that shire.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Deaves, who arrived in New York, NY in 1799; Henry Deaves, who came to New York in 1799; Thomas Deaves, who came to New York, NY in 1828; George Deaves, who came to New York in 1832.