Derby Family History
Derby Surname History
Derby family history has a complex evolution whose details have been accumulated over the years by Derby family members. This Derby origins and history page contains the contributed history of the Derby family name made up of user-contributed content from other users interested in the Derby family. The Derby family is an old lineage that has migrated all across the world over time, and as the Derby family has spread, it has changed making its etymology difficult to piece together.
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The evolution of Derby begins at it's earliest origins. Even in the early generations of a name there are changes in that name simply because surnames were infrequently written down that long ago.
As families, tribes, and clans moved between countries and languages, the Derby name may have changed with them. It was not uncommon for a last name to change as it enters a new country or language. Derby ancestors have migrated across various regions all throughout history.
Derby country of origin
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The nationality of Derby can be difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Derby may be in dispute depending on whether the surname originated organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of family names that come from a craft, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).
Meaning of the last name Derby
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The meaning of Derby come may come from a profession, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. A lot of these profession-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. This is why it is good to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many names like Derby originate from religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Lamb of God".
- Abigail Dewey Derby 1730 - 1815
- Elizabeth Derby 1791 - ?
- Jonathan Derby 1726 - 1794
- Amasa Derby 1787 - ?
- Walter Derby, Twin 1785 - ?
- Jedediah Derby 1779 - ?
- Nathaniel Derby 1783 - 1875
- Khoda (Rhoda) Derby 1749 - 1808
- Elizabeth (TWIN) Derby 1768 - 1842
- Mary Derby
- Benjamin Derby 1781 - ?
- John Derby 1789 - 1874
- Apollos (TWIN) Derby 1768 - 1842
- John Darby Derby 1688 - 1749
- Elizabeth Derby 1778 - 1826
- Lucy Derby, (Twins) 1785 - ?
- William Derby Johnson, Sr. 1824 - 1896
- Nathaniel Derby 1746 - 1874
- Lucy Derby 1774 - ?
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Famous people named Derby
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Derby
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Derby. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Fun facts about the Derby family
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Derby spelling variations
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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Derby name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Derby were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were written in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Derby. Surnames like Derby change in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over the years.