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Deroy Name Meaning

French: patronymic from the nickname Roy. Perhaps a variant of Dutch de Rooi, a nickname for a redhead.

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


Similar surnames: Derry, Leroy, Deloy, Dery, Debo, Daron, Debow, Depoy, Delon, Derby

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Where is the Deroy family from?

You can see how Deroy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deroy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Deroy families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Deroy families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Deroy's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Deroy families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deroy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deroy. 17% of Deroy men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Deroy women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deroy were Painters Decrater and New Worker. .

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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
    17%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Painters Decrater
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Sewer
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 676 immigration records available for the last name Deroy. 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 Deroy. For the veterans among your Deroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deroy lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Deroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Deroy in 1956 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

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