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Derrickson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


Early Origins of the Derrickson family


The surname Derrickson 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.

Early History of the Derrickson family


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Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 165 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Derrickson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Derrickson Spelling Variations


Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Derrickson were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Derig, O'Derig, O'Derrig, Derrig, Derieg, Derick, Derrick, O'Derick, O'Derrick, O'Durrig, Durrig, Derigan, Derigen and many more.

Early Notables of the Derrickson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Derrickson family to the New World and Oceana


A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Derrickson or a variant listed above:

Derrickson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • K S Derrickson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • B F Derrickson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Derrickson (post 1700)


  • Vernon B. Derrickson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Vernon Derrickson. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard P. Derrickson, American politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 95th District, 1871-73 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Richard Derrickson. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Derrickson, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Charles Derrickson. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  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 2017, April 12) Vernon Derrickson. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Richard Derrickson. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Charles Derrickson. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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