Duredend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Duredend surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Dearden in the county of Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Duredend family

The surname Duredend was first found in Lancashire at Dearden, near Edenfield, Bury [1] where the name derives from the Old English word "deor" meaning "deer," and "denu", which meant "valley," collectively meaning "the valley of the deer."

Important Dates for the Duredend family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duredend research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1281 and 1130 are included under the topic Early Duredend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duredend Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Duredend include Dearden, Deardens, Durden, Dureden, Deardon and many more.

Early Notables of the Duredend family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Duredend family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard Dearden who settled in Virginia in 1717; Harrison, John, William Deardon, settled in Philadelphia between 1860 and 1870.

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)
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