Dean family

From theislandwiki
Jump to: navigation, search


Dean family page
2045863.png


Lib15BaudDeaneSisters.jpg


Unknown Deane sisters photographed in the 19th century by Ernest Baudoux


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Dean family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Dean, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

A--B--C--D--E--F--G--H--I--J--K--L--M--N--O--P--Q--R--S--T--U--V--W--X--Y--Z


If you can help with information about the Dean family, please contact editcontact@theislandwiki.org, using Jerripedia as the subject of your email. We are particularly interested in information which will help create further family trees, family histories and photographs


A blue link anywhere in the text will lead you to another page with more information on this family

Origin of Surname

The name is of English origin and is either a locational name from places so called in many parts of England, or a topographical name for someone dwelling in a valley, both deriving from the Middle English "dene" (Old English denu) meaning 'valley'. It may also be a nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean, or more probably an occupational name for a servant of a dean, deriving from the Middle English deen which is a borrowing of the Old French D(e)ien, itself coming from the Latin decanus, meaning 'a leader of ten men'.

Early records

Edemond Dean, the earliest known member of a prominent St Brelade family, is thought to have gone from England to St Malo in the late 16th century, his son Jean later settling in Jersey.

The question as to whether the Dean and Deans families of Jersey had a common ancestor or were entirely distinct, naturally arises, given the various insular spellings of the surname. In fact, most Jersey surnames were formerly spelt in numerous ways, the Dean family being no exception. However, "Carteret Deans" who married in 1665 Elizabeth Guilleaume, is easily identifiable as the father of "Mr Carteret Dean", who was buried in St Brelade in 1738. The latter had, amongst other issue, "Mr Jean D`Ean", otherwise known as Captain Jean Dean. It may not have helped that the family had only lived in Jersey, at that time, about five generations! It is, though, one family, with a common descent.

Variants

  • Deane
  • Deans
  • Deanes
  • Le Dean 1607
  • Dean 1299
  • Le Denne 1607
  • Dynne
  • Dyarine 1479
  • Dyanne 1309
  • Le Dene, 1292
  • Le Desne 1299

Family records

Treeicon.jpg


Family trees



Historyicon.png


Family histories



Web15BaptismIcon.jpg


Church records

Tips for using these links



CenotaphIcon.jpg


Great War service


Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

Mother and son

  • Jessie Deans (1871- ) (Manchester), living in Jersey, British Red Cross
  • Sidney Carswell Deans (1899- ) (Gr) son of Charles and Jessie, OV, Mercantile Marine


W16WillIcon.jpg


Family wills


Graveicon.png

Burial records

Family photograph album

Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

A--B--C--D--E--F--G--H--I--J--K--L--M--N--O--P--Q--R--S--T--U--V--W--X--Y--Z

Personal tools
other Channel Islands
contact and contributions
Donate

Please support theislandwiki.org with a donation to our hosting costs