When Joseph Henry Dean was born on 16 October 1855, in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Dean, was 24 and his mother, Catherine Knott, was 31. He married Sarah Allen Arnold on 11 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Shelley Election Precinct 1, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 2 November 1947, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
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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