Dermody History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dermody family

The surname Dermody was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as hereditary Judges to the O'Connor's and O'Loghlins. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Cavan and Westmeath and became a widely scattered name.

Early History of the Dermody family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dermody research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dermody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dermody Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dermody, Darmody, O'Dermody, O'Darmody and others.

Early Notables of the Dermody family (pre 1700)

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United States Dermody migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dermody Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Murtagh Dermody, who was sent to America in 1742
Dermody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Dermody, who arrived in Maryland in 1833 [1]
  • James Dermody, who was on record in New York city in 1841
  • Darby E. Dermody, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

Canada Dermody migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dermody Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Dermody, who was on record in Montreal in 1824

Australia Dermody migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dermody Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Anne Dermody, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Margaret Dermody, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

Contemporary Notables of the name Dermody (post 1700) +

  • Frank Dermody (b. 1951), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 33rd district (1991)
  • Joseph "Joe" Dermody, Irish-American gangster from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and father of gangster and would-be assassin Ronald Dermody
  • William J. Dermody, American politician, Mayor of Opa-locka, Florida, 1951-52 [2]
  • Joseph Dermody, American politician, Representative from New York 5th District, 1938; American Labor Candidate for New York State Senate 6th District, 1942 [2]
  • James Dermody, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1944 [2]
  • Frank Dermody, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 2012 [2]
  • Eugene T. Dermody, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 11th District, 1954, 1958; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1956 [2]
  • Doug Dermody, American Democrat politician, Chair of Madison County Democratic Party, 2003 [2]
  • Debra H. Dermody, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996 [2]
  • Dorothy "Tommy" Dermody (1909-2012), Irish fencer at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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