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Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Duran 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.

Duran Early Origins



The surname Duran 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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Duran Spelling Variations


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Duran Spelling Variations



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

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Duran Early History


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Duran Early History



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

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Duran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duran Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duran 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 were:

Duran Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Diego Durán, who settled in America in 1510
  • Rodrigo Durán, who arrived in Cartagena in 1534
  • Diego Durán, who arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1535
  • Juan Durán, who arrived in Mexico in 1563
  • Juan Duran, who arrived in Peru in 1565
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duran Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Duran, who arrived in Virginia in 1654

Duran Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Duran, who arrived in New Jersey in 1738-1739
  • Charles Duran, who lived in New Jersey from 1738-1739
  • Joseph Duran, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • Paul Duran, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • Gregorio Durán, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1778 with his wife Ana

Duran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Salvador Duran, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Jose Maria Duran, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Tiburcio Duran, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1809
  • Diego Duran, who landed in America in 1810
  • Garcia Duran, who arrived in America in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duran (post 1700)



  • Willis H. Duran, American Republican politician, Mayor of Westbrook, Maine, 1920
  • Nicholas Duran, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Katherine Duran, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New Mexico, 2012
  • Juan J. Duran, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1916
  • John J. Duran, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2008
  • Ingrid Duran, American Democrat politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Efrain A. Duran, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964
  • Crisanta Duran, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2008
  • Apolonio Duran, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1948
  • Dr. Manuel Durán, American university professor
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Duran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duran 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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