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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Derrick is O Deirg, from the word "dearg," which means red.

Derrick Early Origins



The surname Derrick was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat in the baronies of Carra, Erris, and Tyrawley. They were descended from Fiachra, brother of Niall Mor, more commonly known as King Niall of the Nine Hostages, perhaps Ireland's greatest General/King.

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Derrick Spelling Variations


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Derrick Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Derrick can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Derig, O'Derig, O'Derrig, Derrig, Derieg, Derick, Derrick, O'Derick, O'Derrick, O'Durrig, Durrig, Derigan, Derigen and many more.

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Derrick Early History


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Derrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derrick research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 165 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Derrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derrick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Derrick 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Derrick name:

Derrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Victor Derrick, aged 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Mary Derrick, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • Francis Derrick, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Thomas Derrick, who arrived in Virginia in 1655

Derrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Derrick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • the Widow Derrick, who settled in Georgia in 1738 with two sons and two daughters
  • Simon Derrick arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • George Derrick, who arrived in Georgia in 1741
  • Nicholas Derrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Derrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Charlotte Derrick, aged 17, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • Hedda Derrick, aged 15, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • John Derrick, aged 3, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • G E Derrick, aged 41, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • A S Derrick, aged 38, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Derrick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Christopher Derrick U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Port Matoon Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Derrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derrick (post 1700)



  • Cleavant Derrick, American prolific songwriter known for many gospel music standards
  • Christopher Hugh Derrick (1921-2007), American author, reviewer, publisher's reader and lecturer
  • Butler Carson Derrick Jr. (b. 1936), U.S. Representative from South Carolina
  • Thomas Derrick, notable English executioner from the Elizabethan era
  • Peter Derrick, distinguished molecular physicist at the University of Warwick
  • Lieutenant Thomas Currie Derrick VC (1914-1945), Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross during WWII

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Derrick Historic Events


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Derrick Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Charles T Derrick (b. 1918), English Leading Supply Assistant serving for the Royal Navy from Weymouth, Dorset, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Derrick


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Suggested Readings for the name Derrick



  • Genealogy and History of the Derthicks and Related Derricks: Eight Centuries of the Derthicks and Related Derricks in America and England by Jack Taif Spencer.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  4. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Derrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derrick 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.

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