The history of the Deran family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Kent
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Deran family
The surname Deran was first found in Kent
where the family claim descendancy from "Norman de Morinis, whose ancestor, Vitalis FitzOsbert, lived in the reign of Henry II. Norman de Morinis married the daughter of Deringus, descended from the Norman Fitz-Dering, Sheriff of this county in King Stephens' reign. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Derrington is a village west of the town of Stafford, in Staffordshire
. The village dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was first listed as Dodintone and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Dod(d)a or Dud(d)a" from the Old English personal name
+ "-ing" + "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Deran family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deran research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1636, 1598, 1644, 1629, 1625, 1684, 1660, 1662, 1670, 1650, 1689, 1679, 1685, 1679, 1711 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Deran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Deran Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Dering, Deareing, Dearing, Deering, Derringer and many more.
Early Notables of the Deran family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Anthony Dering of Surrenden Dering in Pluckley, Kent
(d.1636); Sir Edward Dering, 1st Baronet
(1598-1644), an English antiquary and politician, Member of Parliament for Hythe and Kent
(1629), also known for his Dering Roll, a 13th century Roll of arms, believed to... Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Deran family to Ireland
Some of the Deran family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Deran family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Deran or a variant listed above were: Thomas Deering, who arrived in Virginia in 1638; Samuel Deering, who settled in Braintree, MA in 1649; Sarah Dearing, who settled in Boston in 1679; Edmund Deering, who settled in Virginia in 1653.
Contemporary Notables of the name Deran (post 1700)
- H. C. DeRan, American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives from Sandusky County; Elected 1897 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html