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First name origin & meaning:

Irish: Redhead

First name variations: Deree, Derey, Deri, Derie, Derree, Derrey, Derri, Derrie, Derry

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. French: habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from a place named with Walloon ri ‘stream’, for example in Marchin, Liège, or Macquenoise, Hainault, or alternatively from the common northern French place name Rieu(x), derived from Latin rivus ‘stream’, ‘river’.
  2. Probably of French origin (Déry), from D’Héry, habitational name, with the preposition d’, from places in Nièvre, Savoy, and Yonne.
  3. Hungarian (Déry): habitational name from a place called Dér in Baranya county or Dőr in Sopron county. Compare Dory.
  4. The French surname Dery is first found in Canada in the form Desry-Larose, the bearer (originally from the region of Bourges) having married in 1669 in Quebec city.
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