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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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Derrick Family Origin

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Derrick Family Occupations

What did your Derrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derrick. A less common occupation for the Derrick family was Carpenter. The most common Derrick occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Derrick's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Servant

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Derrick ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Derrick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Derrick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Derrick Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derrick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Derrick ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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