Dierdynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Dierdynd is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Dearden in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Dierdynd family
The surname Dierdynd was first found in Lancashire at Dearden, near Edenfield, Bury  where the name derives from the Old English word "deor" meaning "deer," and "denu", which meant "valley," collectively meaning "the valley of the deer."
Important Dates for the Dierdynd family
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Dierdynd 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 Dierdynd family name include Dearden, Deardens, Durden, Dureden, Deardon and many more.
Early Notables of the Dierdynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dierdynd family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Dierdynd surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard Dearden who settled in Virginia in 1717; Harrison, John, William Deardon, settled in Philadelphia between 1860 and 1870.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)