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The Durre surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Durre is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Durre was given to someone who lived on a dry, barren land. The name Durre is derived from the Old German word durri and the German word dürre, which mean barren or infertile.

Durre Early Origins



The surname Durre was first found in Franconia, where the name Duerer could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Durre Spelling Variations


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Durre Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Durre include Durr, Duerer, Duere, Duerr, Duer, Dur, Durre, Duerre, Dueren, Duerman and many more.

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Durre Early History


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Durre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durre research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1471, 1528, 1690, 1784, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Durre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Alexander Durr, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840; Anderas Durr settled in Philadelphia in 1750; Johannes Balthasar Durr settled in Maryland in 1768.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durre (post 1700)



  • Joseph François Jean-Baptiste d'Urre de Molans, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Joseph d'Urre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Joseph d'Urre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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The Durre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durre 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 3 November 2015 at 10:38.

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