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Derrick Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the personal name Derrick (now more commonly spelled Derek in England, earlier Dederick), which was introduced to England in the 15th century, from Dutch Diederick, Dirck (see Terry). Irish: an English introduction of the same origin as 1, but occasionally a variant of Derrig.

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 the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Derrick families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Derrick's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Derrick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Derrick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Derrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Derrick. 20% of Derrick men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Derrick women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Derrick were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Seamstress
    5%
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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 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 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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