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Surname Help- completed
« on: Tuesday 26 October 04 11:53 BST (UK) »
Can any one help I am trying to find out where my family surname could have come from, the surname is Derry and i am currently try to trace a James Derry that was born in Spalding in Lincolnshire or could have moved there around the 1850's


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Derry/ Dury/Deary Louth/ Spalding/ Norfolk also Yelland isle of wight

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Re: Surname Help
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 October 04 23:55 BST (UK) »
According to my trusty book on Irish Surnames the surname Derry originates in Donegal
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Re: Surname Help
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 October 04 19:51 BST (UK) »
Ticker,

Thanks for that,would you happen to know what Derry means


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Re: Surname Help
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 October 04 20:54 BST (UK) »
The ancient Irish form of the surname Derry is O Doirighe.

Doirighe is from the Irish word Doire which means "Oak Grove" or "Grove of Oaks"

See this link for more http://fullmooncustomcycles.com/derrycoa.html

Hope this helps. 
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