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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." Another source claims the name "is derived from the Saxon Bun and holm, a town in a wood." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print


Durgin Early Origins



The surname Durgin was first found in " Durham in the north of England, anciently Dunhelm or Dunholm." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Walter de Durham and William de Dureham in London and John de Durame in Essex. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
By far the lion's share of records are found north in Scotland where "Robertus de Durham was one of twelve Scots knights appointed to settle the laws of the marches in 1249. The seal of Walter Durham of Dumfriesshire who rendered homage in 1290 reads S' Valteri Dwrant. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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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, 1296, 1565 and 1399 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)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are 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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Philip Durgin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 48th District, 2000 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George V. Durgin, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Campton, 1948 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank H. Durgin, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 23rd District, 1897-98 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles H. Durgin, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Dallas, Texas, 1846-48 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • B. L. Durgin, American politician, Mayor of Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1954-55 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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



  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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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 April 2017 at 08:34.

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