Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the Old Norse personal name Dólgfinnr, which was popular in the north of England during the 11th century. However, the surname Duffan may also de derived from the Old Norse forename Dufan, which was borrowed from the Old Irish personal name Dubán.
Early Origins of the Duffan family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066.
Early History of the Duffan family
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Duffan Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Duffan family name include Duffin, Duffan, Duffyn, Duffane, Duffen and others.
Early Notables of the Duffan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duffan family to Ireland
Some of the Duffan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Duffan family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Duffan surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Duffan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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