Last name: DERRY

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DERRY : This last name is indexed 23,856 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DERRY : 4: English: variant of Darry from Anglo-French darree ‘pennyworth’ (Old French denree) a nickname for a merchant or tradesman.1: English: topographic name for someone who lived by or worked in a deer enclosure from Middle English der ‘deer’ (Old English dēor) + hay ‘enclosure’ (Old English (ge)hæg).2: English: perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English female personal name Dery Diry possibly representing Old English Dēorgifu from dēore ‘dear’ or dēor ‘animal; violent’ + gifu ‘gift’. Alternatively the name may be from Middle English diri a nonsense word.3: English: in Devon and Cornwall alternatively a variant of Dear from the Old English personal name Dēora where the unstressed final vowel developed to -y in local dialect.5: 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.

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