Spelling variations of this family name include: Dean, Deane, Dene, Deans, Deanes, Denes, Adeane and others.
First found in Sussex where the first record was of Ralph Dene holding manor and estates in that shire.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Stephen Deane who arrived on the 'Fortune', just one year after the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1621. He built the first corn mill in New England. John Deane, his brother Walter and their wives arrived in New England in 1635.
Motto: Forti et fideli nihil difficile.
Motto Translated: To the brave and faithful man nothing is difficult.