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The Derksen surname derives from the Germanic personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), which was composed of the elements "theud," meaning "people," or "race," and "ric," meaning "powerful."

Derksen Early Origins



The surname Derksen was first found in Switzerland, where the name Dietrich emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. The popularity of the name can be traced back to the major figure of Theodrich the Great, King of the Goths in the 5th century. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Derksen Spelling Variations


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Derksen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dieterich (Austria), Dietrich, Dittrich (Silesia), Diterich, Deeterich, Dieterick, Diterichs, Diterig and many more.

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Derksen Early History


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Derksen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derksen research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1825 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Derksen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derksen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derksen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Derksen Notables 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:

Derksen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Derksen, aged 9, who settled in America from Ochten, Holland, in 1909
  • Carolina Derksen, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Ochten, Holland, in 1909
  • Cornelis Derksen, aged 46, who landed in America from Ochten, Holland, in 1909
  • Dirk Derksen, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Ochten, Holland, in 1909
  • Arend Jan Derksen, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Lochem, Holland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Derksen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Johan Derksen, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Franz Derksen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Derksen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derksen (post 1700)



  • Ray Derksen Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 1958 (Kalamazoo County 2nd District), 1964 (47th District)
  • Robert William Derksen (1960-2004), American professional baseball pitcher, coach, manager and scout
  • Piet Derksen (1913-1996), Dutch businessman who founded Center Parcs
  • Robert-Jan Derksen (b. 1974), Dutch professional golfer
  • Johannes "Johan" Gerrit Derksen (b. 1949), Dutch sports journalist and former football player
  • Dirk Jan Derksen (b. 1972), Dutch retired former football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Derksen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derksen 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 July 2016 at 06:20.

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