The origins of the Deers surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a beloved person or as a term of endearment. The surname Deers also derived from the animal deer.
Early Origins of the Deers family
The surname Deers was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Deers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deers research.Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1300, and 1327 are included under the topic Early Deers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Deers Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Deers has been spelled many different ways, including Dear, Deare, Dere, Deer, Dearie, Deir and others.
Early Notables of the Deers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deers family to Ireland
Some of the Deers family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Deers family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Deerss to arrive in North America: Fletcher Dear who settled in Philadelphia in 1820; Joseph, Thomas, and William Deare settled in Virginia between 1637 and 1663; Anne and Darby Deare arrived in New England
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