Robert Durfee

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Durfee was born from 1773 to 1775, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Elisha Durfee, was 54 and his mother, Hannah Jenks, was 36. He died from 1820 to 1850, in Sapelo Island, McIntosh, Georgia, United States.

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Elisha Durfee
Hannah Jenks
Sarah Durfee
Lydia Durfee
Israel Putnam Durfee
Robert Durfee

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    Historical Boundaries: 1793: McIntosh, Georgia, United States

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Durfé: habitational name, with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’, for someone from Urfé in Loire. The surname Durfé is virtually non-existing in France.

    History: The name was brought to England by Huguenot refugees in the 16th century. Thomas Durfee, the ancestor of the Durfee family in America, was born in 1643 and came to Providence, RI, in 1660.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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