Derwin


Derwin
Recorded in sevaral spelling forms including: Darwin, Derwin, Darwen and Darwent, this Emglish surname has two possible origins. The first is from the pre 7th Century personal name "Deorwine", a compound of the elements "deor" meaning dear, and "wine", a friend hence, "Dear friend". This was probably used as both a baptismal name of enderarment for a child, but also as a nickname for a close kinsman or partner. The given name as Deorwine was first recorded in England in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Essex in 1070, and in the Latinzed form as Derewinus in the tax register known as the "Feet of Fines" in the year 1176 in the county of Buckinghamshire. The surname from this source was first recorded in the early 13th Century, (see below). The second origin is locational from the town of Darwen. This place is named from the river Darwent in Lancashire on which it stands. This was derived from the word "derva" meaning oak, and hence the river where oaks were common: This place was recorded as "Derewent" in the year 1208. Early examples of the name recording taken from surviving post medieval church registers include: Elizabeth Darwin who was christened at the church of Saint Martin's in the Fields, Westminster, on March 30th 1636. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Derewin. This was dated 1219, in the county of Essex, during the reign of King Henry 111rd, 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Derwin — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Hal Derwin (auch: Hal Derwyn; 1914–1998), US amerikanischer Sänger, Gitarrist, Bigband Leader und Songwriter im Bereich des Swing und der Populären Musik Mark Derwin (* 1960), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Derwin Brown — 120px Born June 22, 1954(1954 06 22) Fort Knox, Kentucky, U.S. Died December 15, 2000(2000 12 15) (aged 46) Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Occupation law enfo …   Wikipedia

  • Derwin Gray — Date of birth: April 9, 1971 (1971 04 09) (age 40) Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas Career information Position(s) …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Derwin — Born October 28, 1960 (1960 10 28) (age 51) Park Forest, Illinois Occupation U.S. television/soap opera actor Mark Derwin (born October 28, 1960) is an American television and soap opera actor. Derwin is known for his role as G …   Wikipedia

  • Hal Derwin — (auch Hal Derwyn, * 14. Juli 1914; † 9. Februar 1998 in San Diego) war ein US amerikanischer Sänger, Gitarrist, Bigband Leader und Songwriter im Bereich des Swing und der Populären Musik. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mark Derwin — (* 28. Oktober 1960 in Park Forest, Illinois, USA) ist ein US amerikanischer Schauspieler. Mark Derwin spielte von 1990 bis 1993 den A.C. Mallet in der Seifenoper Springfield Story. Für diese Rolle wurde er 1993 mit dem Soap Opera Digest Award… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jordan Derwin — est un acteur né le 15 septembre 1931 décédé le 7 janvier 2000 à New York (New York). Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Filmographie 3 Récompenses et nominations …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Battle of Bryn Derwin — The Battle of Bryn Derwin was fought in Eifionydd in Gwynedd during June 1255 between Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and his brothers, Dafydd ap Gruffudd and Owain Goch ap Gruffydd. Llywelyn had ruled over a truncated kingdom of Gwynedd jointly with Owain… …   Wikipedia

  • Tank Collins — Derwin Collins Nickname(s) Tank Position Power forward Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight 215 lb (98 kg) League Philippine Basketball Association Team …   Wikipedia

  • List of The Game characters — This is a list of the characters from the American comedy drama television series The Game. Contents 1 Melanie Barnett Davis 2 Derwin Davis 3 Tasha Mack 4 Malik Wright …   Wikipedia


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.