Origins Available: English, Irish
Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a brave or bold man. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the word deor, which meant wild animal, or brave, or bold, and mann, for man. Thus, the name meant "wild man," or "brave man." Conflicting records show the name was a baptismal in origin as in the son of Dereman and evidence points to the Domesday Book where Dereman and Derman was found. In the scenario, the name was an expression of affection.
Early Origins of the Dermand family
Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dermand family
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Dermand Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dermand has undergone many spelling variations, including Dearman, Deerman, Dereman, Derman, Durman and others.
Early Notables of the Dermand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dermand family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dermand were among those contributors: Charles Dearman who settled in Philadelphia in 1858; Henry and Joseph Dearmon settled in Willington Del. in 1789; James Dearmand settled in Barnstable Massachusetts in 1822..
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