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The name Duryea began among the ancestors of the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. It was a name for a person who held the office of Dereth.

Duryea Early Origins



The surname Duryea was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Duryea Spelling Variations


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Duryea Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Duryea has been written Durie, Durray, Doray, Dorie, Durrie and others.

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Duryea Early History


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Duryea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duryea research. Another 597 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1464, 1519, 1526, 1564, 1555, 1616, 1596 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Duryea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duryea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duryea Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duryea Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duryea In Ireland


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Duryea In Ireland



Some of the Duryea family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Duryea:

Duryea Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joost Duryea, who landed in America in 1675

Duryea Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Duryea, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duryea (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duryea (post 1700)



  • James Newton "Jesse" Duryea (1859-1942), American Major League Baseball pitcher from 1889 to 1893
  • Perry Belmont Duryea Jr. (1921-2004), American politician
  • Peter Duryea (1939-2013), American actor, best known for appearing in the original pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Dan Duryea (1907-1968), American actor, known for roles in film, stage and television
  • Herman L. B. Duryea (1862-1916), American Thoroughbred race horse owner and breeder
  • Townsend Duryea (1823-1888), American-born, Australian photographer
  • James Frank Duryea (1869-1967), American co-founder of the Duryea Motor Wagon Company
  • Charles Edgar Duryea (1861-1938), American engineer of the first-ever working American gasoline-powered car, co-founder of Duryea Motor Wagon Company in 1895
  • John A. Duryea, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Senate 1st District, 1912; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1916
  • Harmanus B. Duryea, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1858-59
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    11. ...

    The Duryea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duryea 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 21 June 2016 at 22:38.

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