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The Durcan surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Duarcáin.

Durcan Early Origins



The surname Durcan was first found in north Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat as Chiefs of their race. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Sligo where seated and represented the first recorded reference to the name by Sineall, son of Cassan. They were descended through the MacNamara line from the O'Brien Kings of Ireland.

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Durcan Spelling Variations


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Durcan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durkin, Durkan, Dorcan, McDurkin, McDorcan, McDurkan, Gurkin, McGurkin, O'Durkin, O'Durcan and many more.

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Durcan Early History


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Durcan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durcan research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durcan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durcan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durcan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Durcan 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:

Durcan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Durcan, who settled in Mississippi in 1787

Durcan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patk Durcan, who came to North America in 1850
  • William Durcan, who arrived in Illinois in 1864
  • John Durcan, who arrived in Colorado in 1881
  • James Durcan, who settled in Ohio sometime between 1890 and 1895

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durcan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durcan (post 1700)



  • D. Mark Durcan (b. 1961), American CEO of Micron Technology
  • Patrick Durcan (1790-1875), Irish Parish Priest and church builder, Bishop of Achonry from 1852 to 1875
  • Paul Durcan (b. 1984), Irish Gaelic football goalkeeper who plays for Ballyboden St. Enda's and Donegal
  • Patrick Durcan (b. 1951), Irish District Court judge and a former Fine Gael politician
  • Paul Durcan (b. 1944), Irish contemporary poet, awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award (1974), The Whitbread Prize (1990) and the Irish American Cultural Institute Poetry Award (1989)
  • Liam Durcan, Canadian neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Hospital and an Assistant Professor at McGill University

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Durcan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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    The Durcan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durcan 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 1 June 2016 at 08:33.

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