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Multiple Origins for the Surname Durand



The region of Dauphine, in the French Alps, was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Durand. The surname Durand is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of surnames known as hereditary surnames. This particular surname was originally derived from the Old French word durant, which means enduring. It was a nickname commonly used for a stubborn, unbending person. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Durand Early Origins



The surname Durand was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family dates back to as early as 1095 when a member of the De Durand family took part in a Crusade. Ponce De Durant and Humbert, his brother, are mentioned in two charters dating 1188 and 1205.

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Durand Spelling Variations


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Durand Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durand, Durant, Durrand, Durrant, Durant, Durrant, Durend, Durrend, Durent, Durrent, Duran, Durran, Duranc, Durranc, De Durand, De Durant, Duranti, De Durand, De Durant, Durante, Durrante, Durande and many more.

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Durand Early History


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Durand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durand research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1256, 1380, 1485, 1566, 16, , 1589, 1500, 1600, 1721, 1815, 1789 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Durand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean-Etienne Duranti who received his Doctorate of Law, became the Attorney General, and the President of the Parliament of Toulouse, but was murdered by members of a league on February 16, 1589. His bust is at the Salle des Illustres and a street...

Another 237 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durand 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:

Durand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Durand, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William Durand who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William Durand, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Durand, who landed in Maryland in 1648
  • Elizabeth Durand, who landed in Maryland in 1648-1649
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Durand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louise Durand, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Marguerite Durand, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755-1756
  • Marie Durand, who landed in South Carolina in 1755-1756
  • Marie Anne Durand, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755-1756
  • Joseph Durand, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Durand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Victor Durand, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827
  • Nicholas Durand, aged 44, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Joachin Victor Durand, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1841
  • Charles Durand, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Leame Durand, aged 14, arrived in New York in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Durand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Durand arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Hastings" in 1856
  • Mary Durand arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Hastings" in 1856
  • Sarah Ann Durand arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Hastings" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durand (post 1700)



  • Elias Durand (1794-1873), French-born, American pharmacist and botanist
  • William Durand Jr., American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Milford, 1830-31
  • Samuel Durand Jr., American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Milford, 1821-22, 1824, 1826-27, 1829
  • Lorenzo Thurston Durand (1849-1917), American Democrat politician, Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1879-82; Candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1902; Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1917
  • Howard W. Durand (b. 1860), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Cheshire, 1919-20
  • Homer Durand, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1924
  • Helen Durand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1972
  • George Harman Durand (1838-1903), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1875-77; Defeated, 1876
  • Frank Durand (1895-1978), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1930-31; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Monmouth County, 1933-38
  • Charles Durand, American politician, Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1875
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Durand


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Suggested Readings for the name Durand



  • Durand Genealogy by Samuel R. Durand.
  • Genealogy of the Durand Family: A Record of the Descendants of Francis Joseph Durand by Celia C. Durand.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fert patriae facilem annonam
Motto Translation: Brings the country an easy market


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

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