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Multiple Origins for the Surname Durrance


Scottish


Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Durrance which ranks as one of the oldest. The history of the name is interwoven within the colorful plaid of Scottish history and is an intrinsic part of the heritage of Scotland.

Durrance Early Origins



The surname Durrance was first found in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Salop, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Durrance Early History


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Durrance Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durrance research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1296, 1632 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Durrance History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durrance Spelling Variations


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Durrance Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durand, Durant, Durande, Durrane and others.

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Durrance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durrance Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durrance Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Durand who settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Durrant settled in Maryland in 1774; Thomas Durrant arrived with his wife and servants in Barbados in 1680..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durrance (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durrance (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant Frank M. Durrance Jr., of the U.S. Navy Reserve, American navigator for the United States Geological Survey in 1967, eponym of Durrance Inlet, along the Princess Martha Coast of Antarctica
  • John Randall "Jack" Durrance (1912-2003), pioneering American rock climber and mountaineer
  • Thomas L. Durrance, American college football halfback for the Florida Gators of the University of Florida from 1969 to 1971
  • Richard "Dick" Henry Durrance (1914-2004), American 17-time national championship alpine ski racer
  • Samuel Thornton Durrance Ph.D. (b. 1943), American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist
  • Neil L. Durrance, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 26th District, 2010; Candidate for Mayor of Denton, Texas, 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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