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Duryea, Pennsylvania

Duryea, PA  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
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Duryea is in Luzerne County. The county seat is Wilkes-Barre.

Once known as Babel because of the many languages spoken by immigrant miners.

Major ancestry groups reported by Duryea residents include:

· Polish - 33%
· Irish - 15%
· Italian - 14%
· German - 12%
· Slovak - 6%
· Russian - 4%
· Lithuanian - 4%
· Welsh - 3%
· English - 3%
· Dutch - 2%
· Hungarian - 1%
· Scotch-Irish - 1%
· Austrian - 1%

Former names for Duryea include:
· Babylon

For more detail about place names in the Duryea area, consult Pennsylvania Place Names, A. Howry Espenshade
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