When Captain Pearl Durkee was born on 25 May 1769, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Phineas Durkee, was 38 and his mother, Phoebe Pearl, was 37. He married Joanna Gaile on 4 January 1794, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He died on 23 January 1826, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Presbyterian, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States.
Irish and Scottish: perhaps a late pet form in Scotland of Durkin . This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.
History: The name was brought to the Massachusetts Bay Colony by William Durgy, who was born in Ireland c. 1632. He arrived from Barbados on November 9, 1663, as the indentured servant of Thomas Bishop.