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

Durk Early Origins



The surname Durk 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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Durk Spelling Variations


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Durk 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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Durk Early History


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Durk Early History



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

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Durk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Durk 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:

Durk Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joost Durk, who landed in America in 1675
  • Jean Durk, who arrived in New York in 1678
  • Isabel Durk, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685
  • Isobel Durk, who landed in New Jersey in 1685
  • Josst Durk, who landed in New York in 1687

Durk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Mathieu Durk, aged 45, arrived in Louisiana in 1720
  • Marg Eliz Durk, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786

Durk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Durk, who arrived in South Carolina in 1841
  • Nicholas Durk, aged 34, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Catharine Durk, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durk (post 1700)



  • Lil Durk (b. 1992), stage name of Durk D. Banks, an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois

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Durk Family Crest Products


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Durk Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    2. 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).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    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 Durk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durk 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 8 July 2015 at 09:04.

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