Last name: DRYDEN

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DRYDEN : This last name is indexed 42,661 times on Geneanet!

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DRYDEN : English (Northumberland and Durham) and Scottish: habitational name from either from Dryden in Roxburghshire or Dryden near Roslin in Midlothian perhaps named from Old English dr̄ge ‘dry’ + denu ‘valley’. The poet John Dryden (1631–1700) was born in Northamptonshire after his ancestors had migrated there from Cumbria in the 16th century.

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