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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.

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

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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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.

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Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • 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


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


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  • 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

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  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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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.

This page was last modified on 28 October 2015 at 10:55.

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