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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."

Durgan Early Origins



The surname Durgan was first found in Dumfriesshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Durgan Spelling Variations


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Durgan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durham, Durehame, Durrame, Dirom and others.

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Durgan Early History


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Durgan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durgan research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1246 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Durgan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durgan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durgan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Durgan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durgan In Ireland


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Durgan In Ireland



Some of the Durgan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Durgan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Durgan, aged 22, landed in New York in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durgan (post 1700)


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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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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: Ultra fert animus
Motto Translation: The mind bears onwards


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Durgan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durgan 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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