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The Anglo-Saxon name Derbyshire comes from when the family resided in Lancashire. While one might expect the name to originate in Derbyshire, the first records were indeed found in Lancashire. In England the name is pronounced "Darbyshire" regardless of the spelling.

Derbyshire Early Origins



The surname Derbyshire was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Derbyshire Spelling Variations


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Derbyshire Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Derbyshire has been recorded under many different variations, including Darbyshire, Darbishire, Derbeshire, Derbishire and many more.

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Derbyshire Early History


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Derbyshire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derbyshire research. Another 419 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1307, 1332, and 1554 are included under the topic Early Derbyshire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derbyshire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derbyshire Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Derbyshire 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Derbyshire or a variant listed above:

Derbyshire Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

Derbyshire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Derbyshire, who landed in New York in 1811
  • Elliot, Francis, Henry, James, John, Thomas, and William Derbyshire, arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Derbyshire Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. George Derbyshire, aged 21 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sir Robert Peel" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 14th September 1847 [1]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)

Derbyshire Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Derbyshire Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • P. Derbyshire arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Derbyshire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derbyshire (post 1700)



  • John Derbyshire (b. 1945), British-born, American writer, journalist and commentator, awarded the Euler Book Prize in 2004
  • Matthew Anthony "Matt" Derbyshire (b. 1986), English professional footballer
  • Andrew George Derbyshire, English barrister from a long line of Derbyshire lawyers in England
  • Victoria Derbyshire (b. 1968), British journalist and broadcaster
  • Paul Derbyshire (b. 1986), Italian rugby union player
  • Eileen Derbyshire MBE (b. 1929), British character actress, best known for her role as Emily Bishop in Coronation Street
  • Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), British musician and composer, best known for theme music to the British science fiction television series Doctor Who
  • John Henry Derbyshire (1878-1938), British two time Olympic gold medalist for swimming at 1900 and 1908 games

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Derbyshire Historic Events


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Derbyshire Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Anthony Muir Derbyshire, British Bedroom Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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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: Ubi amor ibi fides
Motto Translation: Where there is love there is faith.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Derbyshire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derbyshire 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.

This page was last modified on 31 October 2016 at 08:50.

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