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Derham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Derham family


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)

Early History of the Derham family


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Derham Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Derham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Derham family to Ireland


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Migration of the Derham family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Derham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Derham, who settled in Boston in 1744
  • Mary Derham, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1744 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Derham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael, William, and James Derham who, who settled in Philadelphia in 1849
  • B Derham, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Derham (post 1700)


  • Tim Derham, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 2002 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John S. Derham, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Donald A. Derham, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1970 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. S. Derham, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1932 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Francis Derham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Derham/Francis_Plumley/Australia.html
  • 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


  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)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Francis Derham. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Derham/Francis_Plumley/Australia.html

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