Derrig Family History

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Derrig Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deirg ‘descendant of Dearg’, a byname meaning ‘red’. (In Gaelic pronunciation an epenthetic vowel is inserted between r and g.)

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


Similar surnames: Derwin, Derry, Ferris, Carrig, Ferrin, Perri, Denig, Herring, Herrin

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Derrig Family Origin

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Derrig Family Occupations

What did your Derrig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Derrig family was Conductor R.R.. Laborer, Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derrig. The most common Derrig occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Derrig's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Miner

    15%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Conductor R.R.

    5%

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

Derrig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Derrig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Derrig 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 Derrig. 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 Derrig. For the veterans among your Derrig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Derrig Life Expectancy

What is the average Derrig lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Derrig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Derrig in 1962 was 78, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derrig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Derrig 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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