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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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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Derham family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derham. The most common Derham occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Derham's were Agricultural Labourers.

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