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Where did the Irish McDurkin family come from? What is the Irish McDurkin family crest and coat of arms? When did the McDurkin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McDurkin family history?The McDurkin surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Duarcáin.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Durkin, Durkan, Dorcan, McDurkin, McDorcan, McDurkan, Gurkin, McGurkin, O'Durkin, O'Durcan and many more.
First found in north Connacht, where they held a family seat as Chiefs of their race. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Sligo where seated and represented the first recorded reference to the name by Sineall, son of Cassan. They were descended through the MacNamara line from the O'Brien Kings of Ireland.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDurkin research. Another 209 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McDurkin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Annie Durkin, who arrived in Virginia in 1670; Joseph Durcan, who settled in Mississippi in 1787; Anthony Durkin, who came to Philadelphia in 1844; James Durkan, who came to America in 1848.
The McDurkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDurkin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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