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The Irish name Duane was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Daimhin, derived from the word "damh," which refers to "an ox" or "a stag."

Duane Early Origins



The surname Duane was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Duane Spelling Variations


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Duane Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Duane are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Devine, O'Devine, Davin, Devane, Dwane, Duane, Dwain, Dwayne, Dwayn, Devan, Davine, Devyne and many more.

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Duane Early History


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Duane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duane research. Another 332 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1427, and 1713 are included under the topic Early Duane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duane Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Duane 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Duane or a variant listed above:

Duane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Duane, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Duane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • O Duane, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Frank Duane, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Patrick Duane, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1862
  • John Duane, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duane (post 1700)



  • William John Duane (1780-1865), American politician, Secretary of the Treasury, 1833
  • Thomas K. Duane (b. 1955), American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1992; Member of New York State Senate 29th District, 1999-
  • Patrick J. Duane, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Waltham, Massachusetts, 1911-12
  • Martin H. Duane, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896
  • Margaret Duane, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 28th District, 1966
  • John B. Duane, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schenectady County, 1836
  • James C. Duane, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1796-97
  • James Duane (1733-1797), American politician, Mayor of New York City, New York, 1784-89; Delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from New-York County, 1788; U.S. District Judge for New York, 1790-94
  • Howard Duane, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware, 1931

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
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    The Duane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duane 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 10:12.

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