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The ancestral home of the Duerr family is Bavaria. Duerr is a local name for a person who lived on a dry, barren land. The name Duerr is derived from the Old German word durri and the German word dürre, which mean barren or infertile.

Duerr Early Origins



The surname Duerr was first found in Franconia, where the name Duerer could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Duerr Spelling Variations


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Duerr Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Duerr include Durr, Duerer, Duere, Duerr, Duer, Dur, Durre, Duerre, Dueren, Duerman and many more.

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Duerr Early History


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Duerr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duerr research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1471, 1528, 1690, 1784, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Duerr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duerr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duerr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duerr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Duerr or a variant listed above:

Duerr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Georg Duerr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Johann Georg Duerr, who arrived in America in 1751
  • Jacob Duerr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763

Duerr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Duerr came to Philadelphia in 1848
  • Gottlieb Friedrich Duerr landed in America in 1855
  • Gottlieb Friedrich Duerr came to Philadelphia in 1855
  • Joseph M Duerr, who landed in Arkansas in 1898

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duerr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duerr (post 1700)



  • Edwin Duerr (1904-1985), American theater and radio director
  • Hans Peter Duerr (b. 1929), German physicist, who was managing director of the world-famous Max Planck Institute
  • Alfred "Al" Herman Duerr (1951-1989), Canadian politician, 34th Mayor of Calgary, Alberta from 1989 to 2001

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Citations



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