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Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of 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.

Durance Early Origins



The surname Durance 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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Durance Spelling Variations


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Durance Spelling Variations



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

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Durance Early History


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Durance Early History



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

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Durance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durance Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durance 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 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durance (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durance (post 1700)



  • Edward G. Durance, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wayne State University Board of Governors, 1959; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964

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Durance Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. 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.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Durance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durance 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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