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Early Origins of the Duren family

The surname Duren 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.

Early History of the Duren family

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Duren Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Duren family (pre 1700)

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Duren Ranking

In the United States, the name Duren is the 9,456th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Duren migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duren Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Fra Duren, who settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Durst Duren, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
Duren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W. H. Duren, who settled in San Francisco in 1851
  • Erasmus Hubert Duren, aged 10, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1885 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Duren (post 1700) +

  • Clarence Edward Duren (b. 1950), former professional American NFL football player
  • Cristin Duren (b. 1981), American beauty queen from Panama City, Florida who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants
  • Rinold George "Ryne" Duren (b. 1929), American former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball from Cazenovia, Wisconsin
  • William Duren, American Republican politician, Mayor of Calais, Maine, 1872-75 [3]
  • Turner A. Duren, American politician, Mayor of Largo, Florida, 1914-15 [3]
  • Joanne M. Duren, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 50th District; Elected 1974 [3]
  • B. Kwaku Duren, American politician, Representative from California, 1986, 1988, 1992 [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook