Durack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Durack is an Anglicization of the Irish Gaelica name O Dubhraic.

Early Origins of the Durack family

The surname Durack was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where the O Dubhraic family were a sept of the great O' Briens who were kings of Thomond and who claimed descent from Brian Boru, High King of Ireland.

Important Dates for the Durack family

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Durack Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Durack, Durach, O Dubhraic and others.

Early Notables of the Durack family (pre 1700)

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Durack migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Durack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Durack, who became a citizen in Missouri in 1839
  • John Durack, aged 37, who arrived in Missouri in 1839 [1]
  • Frank Durack, who was naturalized in Texas between 1850 and 1906
  • Frank Durack, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • Walter Durack, who landed in New York in 1881
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Durack Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Durack, aged 30, who settled in America from Scauff, Ireland, in 1910
  • Dan Durack, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Mt. Shannon, Ireland, in 1915
  • Dan Durack, aged 20, who landed in America from Scarriff, Ireland, in 1915

Contemporary Notables of the name Durack (post 1700)

  • Walter L. Durack, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1893 [2]
  • Peter Drew Durack (1926-2008), Australian Rhodes Scholar, politician, and Attorney-General of Australia from 1977 to 1983
  • Lucy Durack (b. 1982), Australian musical theatre performer
  • Fanny Durack (1894-1960), Australian swimmer, who was the holder of eleven world records and won an Olympic gold medal in 1912
  • Elizabeth Durack (1915-2000), Australian artist and writer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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