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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : nickname for a noisy or troublesome person, from Anglo-French de(s)rei ‘noise’, ‘trouble’, ‘turbulence’ (from Old French desroi).
  • English : topographic for someone who lived by a deer enclosure, from Old English dēor ‘deer’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.

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