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From Old English Dunholm. Doublet of Duresm and Dunelm.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. County Durham (a county in the Northeast, of England)
  2. A city in England; the county town of County Durham.
  3. An English habitational surname from the city in England.
  4. An outback town in Queensland, Australia.
  5. A locale in Canada.
    1. A community in Nova Scotia; named for Lord Durham, Governor General of Canada.
    2. A community in Ontario.
  6. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in North Carolina; the county seat of Durham County; named for landowner Bartlett S. Durham.
    2. A town in New Hampshire.
    3. A town in Connecticut; named for the city in England.
    4. A CDP in California; named for California politician W. W. Durham.
    5. A town in Maine; named for County Durham, England.
    6. A town in New York; named for the town in Connecticut.
    7. A city in Oregon; named for pioneer and Oregon Territory legislator Alberto Alonzo Durham.
    8. A city in Kansas; named for the breed of cattle.
    9. An unincorporated community in Arkansas.
    10. An unincorporated community in Georgia; named for Durham Coal and Coke Company.
    11. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
    12. An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for a railroad employee.
    13. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma; named for postmaster Doris Durham Morris.

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Durham (plural Durhams)

  1. One of a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England, and noted for their beef-producing quality.