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Derick Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a variant spelling of Dierik, a reduced form of the personal name Diederik (see Dederick).

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


Similar surnames: Derck, Derrick, Durick, Detrick, Dirck, Derico, Deck, Demick, Erick

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Where is the Derick family from?

You can see how Derick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Derick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Derick families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Derick families living in Alabama. This was about 30% of all the recorded Derick's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Derick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Derick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Derick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Derick. 24% of Derick men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Derick women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Derick were Miner and Waitress.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Mechanic
    10%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Derick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derick 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 575 immigration records available for the last name Derick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Derick. For the veterans among your Derick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Derick lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Derick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Derick in 1959 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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