Origins Available: English
The origins of the Dermyn surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was 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 Dermyn family
The surname Dermyn was first found in 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 Dermyn family
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Dermyn Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dermyn has been spelled many different ways, including Dearman, Deerman, Dereman, Derman, Durman and others.
Early Notables of the Dermyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dermyn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dermyns to arrive in North America: 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..