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The region of Dauphine, in the French Alps, was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Durante. The surname Durante 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.

Durante Early Origins



The surname Durante 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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Durante Spelling Variations


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Durante 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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Durante Early History


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Durante Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durante 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 Durante History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durante Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durante 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 Durante 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:

Durante Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Durante, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Antonetia Flocco Durante, aged 27, who settled in America from Napoli, in 1898

Durante Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Durante, aged 27, who landed in America from Secondigliano, Italy, in 1906
  • Andrea Durante, aged 23, who landed in America from Fecarazzi, Palermo, in 1909
  • Angelo Durante, who landed in America from Marcone, Italy, in 1910
  • Achille Durante, aged 29, who landed in America from Borbona, Italy, in 1911
  • Alfredo Durante, aged 18, who settled in America from Paliano, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durante (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durante (post 1700)



  • James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (1893-1980), American singer, pianist, comedian and actor
  • Georgia Durante, founder and President of Performance Two, Inc, one of Hollywood's most relied on stunt and precision driving companies
  • David Durante (b. 1980), American Olympic artistic gymnast
  • Anthony Durante (1967-2003), American professional wrestler
  • John J. Durante, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972; Presidential Elector for New York, 1972
  • Joan M. Durante, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 11th District; Elected 2001
  • Viviana Durante (b. 1967), Italian-born, English prima ballerina
  • Richard Durante (b. 1930), Canadian politician
  • Eli Durante, Brazilian footballer
  • Checco Durante (1893-1976), Italian film actor
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Durante Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durante 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 11:00.

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