When John Durkee was born on 11 November 1760, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Phineas Durkee, was 30 and his mother, Phoebe Pearl, was 28. He died on 30 March 1761, in his hometown, at the age of 0.
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.