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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, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • E A Durfee, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durfee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durfee (post 1700)



  • Thomas Durfee, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1863-64
  • Phineas H. Durfee, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rochester, Minnesota, 1855-57
  • Nathaniel Briggs Durfee (1812-1872), American Republican politician, Member of Rhode Island State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1855-59
  • Job Durfee (1790-1847), American politician, Representative from Rhode Island at-large, 1821-25; Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1827-29
  • I. P. Durfee, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 38th District, 1876-77
  • 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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Citations


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  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)

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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. 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. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  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.

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