Deringer is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Deringer family lived in Kent
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Deringer family
The surname Deringer 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. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Deringer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deringer research.Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1636, 1598, 1644, 1629, 1625, 1684, 1660, 1662, 1670, 1650, 1689, 1679, 1685, 1679, 1711 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Deringer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Deringer Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Dering, Deareing, Dearing, Deering, Derringer and many more.
Early Notables of the Deringer family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Anthony Dering of Surrenden Dering in Pluckley, Kent
(d.1636); Sir Edward Dering, 1st Baronet
(1598-1644), 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... Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deringer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Deringer family to Ireland
Some of the Deringer family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Deringer family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Deringer or a variant listed above:
Deringer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Philip Deringer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 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)
Deringer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ida R. Deringer, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Plymouth CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67B-829 : 6 December 2014), Ida R. Deringer, 19 Jun 1919; citing departure port Plymouth, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Griselda M. Deringer, aged 4, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Plymouth CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67B-82S : 6 December 2014), Griselda M. Deringer, 19 Jun 1919; citing departure port Plymouth, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Deringer (post 1700)
- Henry Deringer Sr. (1756-1833), German-born, American gunsmith
- Henry Deringer Jr. (1786-1868), American gunsmith and manufacturer of small arms, best known for his eponymous Deringer pistol
- Arved Deringer (1913-2011), German lawyer and politician, co-founder of the legal firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2000