Early Origins of the Durkan family
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.
Early History of the Durkan family
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Durkan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Durkin, Durkan, Dorcan, McDurkin, McDorcan, McDurkan, Gurkin, McGurkin, O'Durkin, O'Durcan and many more.
Early Notables of the Durkan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Durkan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Durkan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Durkan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Durkan (post 1700)
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