From D'Aubigny of Normandy, France to Robert Durbin of England and Thomas Christoper Durbin of Baltimore, Maryland


The D’Aubigny family has a proud heritage to kings, queens, and even United States presidents like Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (who cherished his ancestry to this family). A convincing amount of circumstantial evidence, including DNA, suggests that Durbins are descended from D’Aubignys.

This book examines the D’Aubignys of Normandy, France; Robert Durbin of England; and, Thomas Christoper Durbin of Baltimore, Maryland. The D’Aubigny family originally came from the Norman village of Saint Martin d’Aubigny. In medieval naming conventions, the surnames beginning with “DE” or “D” are Latin for “of.” Many surnames were derived from localities, with the “DE” being eventually dropped. The most common form of this name today is “Albini.” The surname “D’Aubigny” was first found in Lincolnshire, England, where they were seated from very early times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They may have been butlers to Duke William, but two D’Aubignys are included on the “Battle Abbey Rolls”: Guillaume (William) D’Aubigny and Le Sire D’Aubigny. Illustrations and a full-name index add to the value of this work.


Betty Jewell Durbin Carson


2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 198 pp.

ISBN: 9780788457197