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The Durgin surname is a habitational name, originally taken on from the city of Durham, in northeastern England. This place name comes from the Old English "dun," meaning "hil."

Durgin Early Origins



The surname Durgin was first found in Dumfriesshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Durgin Spelling Variations


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Durgin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durham, Durehame, Durrame, Dirom and others.

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Durgin Early History


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Durgin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durgin research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1246 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Durgin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durgin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durgin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Durgin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durgin In Ireland


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Durgin In Ireland



Some of the Durgin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Durgin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edmund A. Durgin, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1894

Durgin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George F. Durgin, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Francis Durgin, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Charles E. Durgin, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Harry A. Durgin, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Harry Durgin, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durgin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durgin (post 1700)



  • Calvin Thornton Durgin (1893-1965), Vice Admiral who served in the U.S. Navy (1916 to 1951), Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air (1949)
  • Doranna Durgin, American author, recipient of the Compton Crook Award (1995)
  • William J. Durgin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964
  • Philip Durgin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 48th District, 2000
  • George V. Durgin, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Campton, 1948
  • Frank H. Durgin, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 23rd District, 1897-98
  • Charles H. Durgin, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Dallas, Texas, 1846-48
  • B. L. Durgin, American politician, Mayor of Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1954-55

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ultra fert animus
Motto Translation: The mind bears onwards


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Durgin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durgin 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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