Derr Name Meaning

Southern and eastern German: nickname for a thin person, a variant of Dürr (see Durr).

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


Similar surnames: Dorr, Dirr, Doerr, Durr, Herr, Darr, Duerr, Zerr, Derk, Derry

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Derr Family Origin

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Derr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Derr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Derr's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Derr. A less common occupation for the Derr family was Carpenter.

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Derr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Derr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Derr in 1942 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Derr

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