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Where did the English Deringer family come from? What is the English Deringer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Deringer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Deringer family history?Deringer is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Deringer family lived in Kent, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Dering, Deareing, Dearing, Deering, Derringer and many more.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deringer research. Another 330 words(24 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Deringer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Deringer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Deringer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Deringer or a variant listed above:
Deringer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Deringer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deringer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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