Derick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Derick is O Deirg, from the word "dearg," which means red.
Early Origins of the Derick family
The surname Derick was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat in the baronies of Carra, Erris, and Tyrawley. They were descended from Fiachra, brother of Niall Mor, more commonly known as King Niall of the Nine Hostages, perhaps Ireland's greatest General/King.
Important Dates for the Derick family
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Derick Spelling Variations
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Derick were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Derig, O'Derig, O'Derrig, Derrig, Derieg, Derick, Derrick, O'Derick, O'Derrick, O'Durrig, Durrig, Derigan, Derigen and many more.
Early Notables of the Derick family (pre 1700)
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Derick migration to the United States
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Derick family in North America:
Derick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Henry Derick, who landed in Virginia in 1677 
Derick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Henry Derick, who arrived in South Carolina in 1738 
Derick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Derick, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1865
Derick migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Derick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Philip Derick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
- Mr. William Derick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Contemporary Notables of the name Derick (post 1700)
- Derick L. Boardman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1854 
- Derick Heathcoat -Amory KG, GCMG, TD, PC, DL (1899-1981), 1st Viscount Amory, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1958 to 1960 and as Chancellor of the University of Exeter from 1972 to 1981
- Derick Heathcoat Amory (1899-1981), 1st Viscount Amory, British Politician
- Derick A. Brinckerhoff, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1808-09 
- Derick Wallace, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Orlando, Florida, 2003 
- Derick V. Webb, American Republican politician, Vermont Republican State Chair, 1964 
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