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Derham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dearham in Cumbria or Dyrham in Gloucestershire, named from Old English deor ‘deer’ + ham ‘settlement’, ‘homestead’, or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, ‘river meadow’. There are places in Norfolk called East and West Dereham, which have the same etymology. However, the present-day distribution of the surname suggests that they probably did not contribute to the surname. Irish (mainly Dublin, Drogheda, and Cork): of English origin, but MacLysaght takes this to be a variant of Durham.

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


Similar surnames: Denham, Perham, Durham, Dunham, Barham, Debnam, Benham, Pelham

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Derham Family Origin

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Derham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farme

    17%
  • Merchant

    17%
  • Retired F

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Derham family was Retired F. Farmer, Farme and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derham. The most common Derham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Derham's were Farmers.

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