When Lewis Dean was born about 1832, in Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Lewis Dean, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Richards, was 35. He married Rovenia Richards about 1853, in Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Maine, United States in 1870.
English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu), or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of England named Dean or Dene from this word.
English: nickname or occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official, the head of a chapter of canons or a church official with jurisdiction over a sub-division of an archdeaconry. Though no doubt some deans had illegitimate children, they were officially celibate, and in the main the surname is probably a nickname in origin, similar to Bishop , Prior , Priest , and Monk . The Middle English word deen, dien, dein, is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, doien from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .
English: from the Middle English personal name Deyne (or Dene) a rhyming pet form of Reynald (see Reginald ).
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