Dering History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Dering is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dering family lived in Kent, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Dering family
The surname Dering was first found in Kent where the family claim descendancy from "Norman de Morinis, whose ancestor, Vitalis FitzOsbert, lived in the reign of Henry II. Norman de Morinis married the daughter of Deringus, descended from the Norman Fitz-Dering, Sheriff of this county in King Stephens' reign. " 
Derrington is a village west of the town of Stafford, in Staffordshire. The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Dodintone and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Dod(d)a or Dud(d)a" from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." 
Early History of the Dering family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dering research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1540, 1576, 1636, 1598, 1644, 1629, 1625, 1684, 1660, 1662, 1670, 1650, 1689, 1679, 1685, 1679, 1711 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Dering History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dering Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Dering, Deareing, Dearing, Deering, Derringer and many more.
Early Notables of the Dering family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Edward Dering (1540?-1576), English Puritan divine who was descended from an ancient and still existing Kentish family, which claims to be of Saxon origin, was the third son of John Dering, Esq., of Surrenden-Dering, Kent. 
Sir Anthony Dering of Surrenden Dering in Pluckley, Kent (d.1636) was an early peer. His son, Sir Edward Dering (1598-1644), was an English antiquary and politician, Member of Parliament for Hythe and Kent (1629), also known for his Dering Roll, a 13th century Roll of arms, believed to be the earliest surviving English roll of arms currently owned...
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Migration of the Dering family to Ireland
Some of the Dering family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dering migration to the United States +
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Dering or a variant listed above:
Dering Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Hans Jacob DeRing, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 
- Mat DeRing, who landed in Delaware in 1677 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dering (post 1700) +
- Sylvester Dering, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Suffolk County, 1803-04 
- Frederick A. Dering, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Morgantown, West Virginia, 1864-86 
- Edward M. Dering, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1917 
- Squadron Leader John Dering Nettleton (1917-1943), Rhodesian Aviator awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII 
- David Dering Meisel (b. 1940), prominent American astronomer and professor at the New York State University
Related Stories +
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ World War 2 Awards.com - NETTLETON, John. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) John Nettleton. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/119