Durban

Spelling Variations: 
Durban
Дурбанъ
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Philipp Durban and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the Russian boat Neton-Men under the command of Midshipman Emelyan Lozhnikov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 6 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33.

The 1798 census of Husaren reports in Household No. Hn03 that Philipp Durban is working as a weaver in Kamenka.

They 1767 census records that Philipp Durban came from the village of Bouillon in France.

Some translations of this surname errantly record it as Durbak and Dorbau.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hn02, Hn03.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 171.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2243.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies