Durell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Durell family

The surname Durell was first found in Bavaria, where the name Duren was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Durell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durell research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1785, 1427 and 1502 are included under the topic Early Durell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Durell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Duren, Düren, Dürels, Durell, Dürer, Duret, Durenman, Durenhoff and many more.

Early Notables of the Durell family (pre 1700)

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Durell migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Durell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Susanna Durell, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1670
Durell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Moses Durell, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Moses Durell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
Durell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M. V. Durell, who settled in New Orleans in 1823

Durell migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Durell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Rachel Durell, who settled in Canada in 1703
  • Susan Durell, who settled in Canada in 1703

Durell migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Durell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • E. (H.) Durell, British settler travelling from Liverpool aboard the ship "Tornado" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th September 1859 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Durell (post 1700)

  • Thomas P. Durell, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944 [3]
  • Newman Durell, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 11th District, 1905-06 [3]
  • Edward Henry Durell, American politician, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1863 [3]
  • Edward Durell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948 [3]
  • Daniel Meserve Durell (1769-1841), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1807-09; Member of New Hampshire State Legislature [3]
  • Charles T. Durell, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 24th District, 1953-54 [3]
  • Durell Peaden Jr. (b. 1945), American politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 5th District, 1995-; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996 [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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