Durredind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Durredind name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the village of Dearden in the county of Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Durredind family

The surname Durredind was first found in Lancashire at Dearden, near Edenfield, Bury [1] where the name derives from the Old English word "deor" meaning "deer," and "denu", which meant "valley," collectively meaning "the valley of the deer."

Important Dates for the Durredind family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durredind research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1281 and 1130 are included under the topic Early Durredind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Durredind Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Durredind include Dearden, Deardens, Durden, Dureden, Deardon and many more.

Early Notables of the Durredind family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Durredind family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Durredind or a variant listed above: Richard Dearden who settled in Virginia in 1717; Harrison, John, William Deardon, settled in Philadelphia between 1860 and 1870.

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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