c. 1000, Dunholm "city on a hill," a merger of Old English dun "hill" (see down (n.2)) and Scandinavian holmr (see holm). The change from -n- to -r- is a result of Norman confusion (see Shrewsbury). As a breed of cattle, by 1810.
1. Durham had garnered three times as many votes as Carey.
2. Until 1982 he was senior lecturer in botany at Durham University.
3. Durham has much to offer the camera-toting visitor.
4. She's got into Durham to read law.
5. He did not dance with her once that night, and danced repeatedly with Miss Durham.