Durans History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Durans 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 Durans family

The surname Durans 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.

Important Dates for the Durans family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durans research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1296, 1632 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Durans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Durans Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Durans family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Durans migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Durans Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rafael Durans, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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