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Derrick Name Meaning

English (of Dutch origin): from the personal name Die(de)rik a Dutch and Low German form of the ancient Germanic name Theodoric (see Terry ) composed of the elements theud ‘people race’ + rīc ‘power(ful) rich’. Americanized form of any of several Flemish German and Dutch surnames based on the personal name Diederik (see 1 above) such as Derck Derick Derk and Derek .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Merrick, Herrick, Derick, Gerrick, Henrick, Garrick, Berwick, Kerrick

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Where is the Derrick family from?

You can see how Derrick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Derrick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Derrick families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 505 Derrick families living in Somerset. This was about 29% of all the recorded Derrick's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Derrick families in 1891.
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What did your Derrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Derrick. 16% of Derrick men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Derrick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Derrick were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Builders Labourer
    11%
  • Farm Labourer
    5%
  • Bricklayer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Derrick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derrick census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Derrick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Derrick. For the veterans among your Derrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Derrick lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Derrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Derrick in 1946 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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