Origins Available: English, Scottish
Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Durance 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.
Early Origins of the Durance family
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.
Early History of the Durance family
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Durance Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Durand, Durant, Durande, Durrane and others.
Early Notables of the Durance family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Durance family to the New World and Oceana
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Durance (post 1700)
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