Derry Name Meaning

English: variant of Deary, or alternatively a nickname for a merchant or tradesman, from Anglo-French darree ‘pennyworth’, from Old French denree. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doiridh, the name of an eccesiastical family from Donegal, meaning ‘descendant of Doireadh’. Derry is often confused with Deery.

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


Similar surnames: Merry, Terry, Berry, Ferry, Perry, Deery, Deary, Werry, Verry, Denny

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Derry Family Origin

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Derry Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Derry family was Farming. The most common Derry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Derry's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derry.

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Derry Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Derry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Derry in 1951 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derry

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