Durtnell Surname Origin
(Origin English) Dweller at ? Dyrhta's (for Dryhta's) or Dyrhten's (for Dryhten's) Hall [Old English heall] or Slope or Corner [Old English heal/healh] [Old English dryhta/gedryhta (genitive dryhtan/gedryhtan), soldier - dryht, army; or dryhten, lord, prince].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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