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The surname Derry can come from both the original Irish surnames O Daighre and O Doireidh. The names Derry and Deery are used synonymously, but originally the name Derry came from O Doireidh, and Deery from O Daighre.

Derry Early Origins



The surname Derry was first found in north-west Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where the O Daighre were the erenagh family of Derry Church and the O Doireidh were the erenagh family of nearby Donaghmore in the diocese of Raphoe in Donegal. In 1609, the O Doireidh family were listed as erenagh of Columbkil, where in the 13th century Maeliosa O Dioreidh was bishop.

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Derry Spelling Variations


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Derry Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Derry, Deery, O'Derry, O'Deery, O'Diera, O'Deary and many more.

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Derry Early History


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Derry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derry research. Another 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1574, 1576, 1609, 1663, 1666, 1671, 1801, 1820, 1847, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Derry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Derry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Derry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Derry, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
  • Orsell Derry, who landed in Virginia in 1656

Derry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Derry, who landed in America in 1764

Derry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentine Derry settled in New York in 1808
  • Valentine Derry, who arrived in New York in 1809
  • John Derry, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1812

Derry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. London Derry U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Derry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Derry, who immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • John Derry, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834

Derry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Fanny Derry, aged 30, a servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Elias Derry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Evens Derry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Charles Derry, aged 29, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Camperdown" in 1876
  • Susan Derry, aged 27, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Camperdown" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Derry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derry (post 1700)



  • Alva Russell Derry (1916-2004), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Spencer John Derry (b. 1974), British artist
  • John Douglas Derry DFC (1921-1952), British test pilot, the first Briton to exceed the speed of sound
  • Duncan Ramsay Derry (b. 1906), Canadian geologist
  • Shaun Derry (b. 1977), English professional footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  6. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Derry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derry 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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