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List of famous people from Durham, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Durham, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Durham you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Durham, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Samuel Wells and Tommy McDonnell are included on this list along with many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Durham?" or "Which celebrities were born in Durham?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Joyce Maynard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Durham
Joyce Maynard age 62 - Daphne Joyce Maynard is an American author known for writing with candor about her life, as well as for her works of fiction and hundreds of essays and newspaper columns, often about parenting ...more

John S. Wells is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Durham
John S. Wells Died at 57 (1803-1860) - John Sullivan Wells was a United States Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Durham, he attended Pembroke Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1828 and practiced in Guildhall, Vermont ...more

Sam Fuld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Durham
Sam Fuld age 34 - Samuel Babson "Sam" Fuld is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. Despite being diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 10, ...more

Samuel Wells is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Durham
Samuel Wells Died at 67 (1801-1868) - Samuel Wells was an American politician and the 25th Governor of Maine. He was born in Durham, New Hampshire on August 15, 1801. He studied at local school and later studied law. He had a ...more

Tommy McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Durham
Tommy McDonnell age 24 - Tommy McDonnell is an American basketball guard who plays for the New Hampshire Wildcats.

Deron Quint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Durham
Deron Quint age 39 - Deron Timothy Quint is an American ice hockey defenseman currently playing with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. His playing experience also includes spending time in the ...more

Daniel Chapman Stillson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Durham
Daniel Chapman Stillson Died at 73 (1826-1899) - Daniel Chapman Stillson was an American inventor. He invented the modern adjustable pipe wrench.