DERSINGHAM - The Name
In the Visitation of Norfolk, in 1664, the family of Pell, of Dersingham, is mentioned:
Dersingham is written "darsincham" in the Domesday Book. The prefix is the Anglo-Saxon Deorsingas, a patronymic denoting that here was a filial settlement of the Deorsings, the family or descendantsof one Deor. Ing is also a field, a tract of land, a meadow or pasture. Ham is the Anglo-Saxon Ham, Dan. Hiem, Swedish.Hern, a home, a village. Drysen is a Danish persoanl name.