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The origins of the Derby name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Derbyshire. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Doer-by or Derby which was listed in the Domesday Book and literally meant a "farmstead or village where deer are kept." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Derby Early Origins



The surname Derby was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Derby Spelling Variations


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Derby Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Derby were recorded, including Darby, Derby, Darbyshire, Derbyshire, Darbie, Darbey, Derbie, Derbey, Darbishire and many more.

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Derby Early History


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Derby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derby research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1203, 1307, 1300, 1278, 1678, 1717, 1720, 1790, 1796, 1871, 1789 and are included under the topic Early Derby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Abraham Darby I (1678-1717), an English Quaker ironmaster & pioneer of coke-fired smelting, the first and most well known of...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Derby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derby In Ireland


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Derby In Ireland



Some of the Derby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Derby family emigrate to North America:

Derby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Derby settled in New England in 1630
  • Edward Derby settled in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Robert Derby, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
  • Ann Derby, who arrived in Maryland in 1656
  • Thomas Derby, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Derby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Kitty Derby, aged 29, landed in America in 1821
  • S Derby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S S Derby, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • B Derby, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • H Derby, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Derby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Benjamin Derby U.E., "Darby" who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]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

Derby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Ann Derby, aged 60 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Bolton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Derby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frances Derby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849

Derby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John N Derby landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Jonathan Derby arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Edward Derby arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Naomi" in 1872
  • John Derby, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Derby, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Derby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derby (post 1700)



  • Marlyn A. Derby, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 5th District, 1988, 1990
  • Mabel Derby, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1936
  • John S. Derby, American politician, U.S. Consul in SAINT John, 1897
  • John H. Derby, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 16th District, 1892-93
  • Harry L. Derby, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956
  • Frank N. Derby, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1932, 1936
  • Chauncey Derby, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900
  • Charles Yeager Derby, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Salaverry, 1938
  • George Henry Derby (1857-1925), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1881-1883
  • George Horatio Derby (1823-1861), American humorist who used the pseudonym "John P. Squibob"
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Utcunque placuerit Deo
Motto Translation: Howsoever it shall have pleased God.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Derby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derby 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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