Durkee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Durkee family
The surname Durkee was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Durkee family
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Durkee Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dirk, Dirke, Dirkes, Dirks, Dirck, Durk, Durck, Durke, van Dirk, Dirike, Dierkes and many more.
Early Notables of the Durkee family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Durkee is the 6,819th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Durkee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Durkee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century