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Derham Early Origins



The surname Derham was first found in Norfolk at East and West Dereham which dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Dereham and literally meant "homestead where deer are kept" having derived from the Old English doer + ham or hamm. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another source better explains the origin. " This place, formerly called Deerham, from the number of deer by which it was frequented, and distinguished by its adjunct from a village of the same name, is of very remote antiquity." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
West Dereham has probably more records of the family than East Dereham. "Sir Thos. Dereham, who was envoy to the Duke of Tuscany in 1697, and to whose family the site of the abbey was granted, erected a wing on each side of the gateway, with a cloister on the south; after his family quitted the mansion, it became the seat of the earls of Mountrath. The church is in the later style, and consists of a nave and chancel, with a circular tower: the chancel contains some handsome monuments to the Derehams." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Some of the first listings of the name include Robert de Derham and John de Derham, both listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Derham Spelling Variations


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Derham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dereham, Deerham, Dearhamk and others.

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Derham Early History


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Derham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derham research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 173 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Derham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Derham In Ireland


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Derham In Ireland



Some of the Derham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Derham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Derham settled in Boston in 1744
  • Mary Derham, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1744

Derham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael, William, and James Derham who settled in Philadelphia in 1849
  • B Derham, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Derham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derham (post 1700)



  • Tim Derham, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 2002
  • Ray Derham (1888-1957), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 31st District, 1933-34; Defeated in primary, 1934; Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 25th Circuit, 1947
  • John S. Derham, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928
  • Donald A. Derham, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1970
  • C. S. Derham, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1932
  • William Derham (1657-1735), English clergyman and natural philosopher
  • Major-General Francis Plumley Derham (1885-1957), Australian General Officer Commanding 1st Australian Division from 1942 to 1943
  • Professor David Derham, Chancellor of University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Enid Derham (1882-1941), Australian poet and academic
  • Sir Peter John Derham (1925-2008), Australian business executive and philanthropist

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Citations


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  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 Derham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derham 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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