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Durfee Early Origins



The surname Durfee was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Durfee Spelling Variations


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Durfee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durfort, Durforte, Durfaurre, Deforte, Duforte, Desforte, Dufaute, Defaute, Durfort, Dufortes and many more.

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Durfee Early History


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Durfee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durfee research. Another 550 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1093, 1154, 1224, 1259, 1305, 1363, 1451, 1452, 1474, 1487, 1563, 1630, 1744, 1762, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Durfee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durfee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durfee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean de Durfort, Lord of Duras, Blanquefort and Villandrau, Mayor of Bordeaux in 1487, followed Charles VIII in...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durfee 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:

Durfee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Neil Durfee, aged 40, arrived in Massachusetts in 1813
  • E A Durfee, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durfee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durfee (post 1700)



  • Edmund Durfee Sr. (1788-1845), American settler and early member of the Latter Day Saint movement
  • Nathaniel Briggs Durfee (1812-1872), U.S. Representative from Rhode Island
  • Job Durfee (1790-1847), American politician and jurist
  • James Randall Durfee (1897-1977), United States Court of Claims judge and Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board
  • Araminta Estelle "Minta" Durfee (1889-1975), American silent film actress
  • Henry R. Durfee, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 26th District, 1894
  • Gideon H. Durfee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1864
  • Elihu Durfee, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wayne County 2nd District, 1850
  • D. M. Durfee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1912
  • Charles Durfee, American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 51st District, 1907-11; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Durfee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durfee 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 28 October 2015 at 11:00.

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