Durgan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Durgan surname is a habitational name, originally taken on from the city of Durham, in northeastern England. This place name comes from the Old English "dun," meaning "hil." Another source claims the name "is derived from the Saxon Bun and holm, a town in a wood." 
Early Origins of the Durgan family
The surname Durgan was first found in " Durham in the north of England, anciently Dunhelm or Dunholm."   The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Walter de Durham and William de Dureham in London and John de Durame in Essex.  By far the lion's share of records are found north in Scotland where "Robertus de Durham was one of twelve Scots knights appointed to settle the laws of the marches in 1249. The seal of Walter Durham of Dumfriesshire who rendered homage in 1290 reads S' Valteri Dwrant. " 
Important Dates for the Durgan family
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Durgan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Durham, Durehame, Durrame, Dirom and others.
Early Notables of the Durgan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Durgan family to Ireland
Some of the Durgan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Durgan migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Durgan Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Durgan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Margaret Durgan, aged 22, who landed in New York in 1849 
Contemporary Notables of the name Durgan (post 1700)
- George Richard Durgan (1872-1942), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana (1933-1935)
- Jeffrey "Jeff" Durgan (b. 1961), American retired soccer defender who played for the United States National Team (1983-1985)
- George Richard Durgan (1872-1942), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lafayette, Indiana, 1904-13, 1917-25; U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1933-35; Defeated, 1934 
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