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Derry Early Origins



The surname Derry was first found in Saxony, where since ancient times the family name has been closely associated with the historical developments of the district. Being prominent in social affairs, the Darr family often formed alliances with other notable families during times of turbulence.

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Derry Spelling Variations


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Derry Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Darr, Darre, Dare, Dar, Dahr, Dahre, Darret, Darry, Derr, Derre, Dere, Der, Dehr, Derry, Derret, Dehre and many more.

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Derry Early History


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Derry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derry research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1587 is included under the topic Early Derry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Derry 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Derry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Derry, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
  • Orsell Derry, who landed in Virginia in 1656

Derry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Derry, who landed in America in 1764

Derry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentine Derry settled in New York in 1808
  • Valentine Derry, who arrived in New York in 1809
  • John Derry, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1812

Derry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. London Derry U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 [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

Derry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Derry, who immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • John Derry, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834

Derry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Fanny Derry, aged 30, a servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Elias Derry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Evens Derry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Charles Derry, aged 29, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Camperdown" in 1876
  • Susan Derry, aged 27, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Camperdown" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Derry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derry (post 1700)



  • Alva Russell Derry (1916-2004), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Spencer John Derry (b. 1974), British artist
  • John Douglas Derry DFC (1921-1952), British test pilot, the first Briton to exceed the speed of sound
  • Duncan Ramsay Derry (b. 1906), Canadian geologist
  • Shaun Derry (b. 1977), English professional footballer

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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. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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The Derry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derry 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.

This page was last modified on 18 February 2015 at 15:24.

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