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The original Gaelic form of the Irish name Durneant was O Duirnin or O Dornian, possibly derived from the word "dorn," which means "fist."

Durneant Early Origins



The surname Durneant was first found in County Antrim (Irish: Aontroim) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they had been anciently seated for many centuries and held territories in that county.

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Durneant Early History


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Durneant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durneant research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1596 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Durneant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durneant Spelling Variations


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Durneant Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname Durneant exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Durnan, Durnane, Durneen, Durnin, Durnain, Dornan, Dornain and many more.

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Durneant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durneant Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Durneant: Nicholas Durnan who settled in Virginia in 1734; Charles Durnin settled in Newcastle in Co. Delaware in 1827; John Durnin arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868.

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