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The name Durdin is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the village of Dearden in the county of Lancashire.

Durdin Early Origins



The surname Durdin was first found in Lancashire at Dearden, near Edenfield, Bury [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
where the name derives from the Old English word "deor" meaning "deer," and "denu", which meant "valley," collectively meaning "the valley of the deer."

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Durdin Spelling Variations


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Durdin Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Durdin family name include Dearden, Deardens, Durden, Dureden, Deardon and many more.

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Durdin Early History


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Durdin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durdin research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1281 and 1130 are included under the topic Early Durdin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durdin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durdin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Durdin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Durdin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Durdin, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Martha Durdin, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Charles Durdin, aged 2, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • William Durdin, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • John Durdin, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dum Spiro Spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Durdin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durdin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 September 2015 at 08:33.

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