Durfee Family History

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Durfee Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French (Huguenot) D’Urfé, a habitational name, with the preposition d(e) ‘from’, for someone from the castle of Urfé, Loire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Duryee, Duffer, Duree, Durie, Duryea, Urfer, Durner, Duthie, Dormer

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Durfee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Durfee name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Durfee. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Durfee Family Origin

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Durfee Family Occupations

What did your Durfee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Durfee family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durfee. The most common Durfee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Durfee's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Durfee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Durfee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durfee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Durfee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Durfee. For the veterans among your Durfee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durfee Life Expectancy

What is the average Durfee lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Durfee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Durfee in 1946 was 22, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durfee ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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