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Durney Early Origins



The surname Durney was first found in Kerry (Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond (14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland, in Munster province, where they held a family seat as the Viscounts Clanmaurice seated at Abbeydorney. 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 Cork but the name is mostly found in Ulster and here represented the first recorded reference to the name.

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Durney Spelling Variations


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Durney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dorney, Torney, O'Dorney, O'Torney, Durney, O'Durney, Turney and many more.

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Durney Early History


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Durney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durney research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Durney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Durney, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1779

Durney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Durney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Charles Durney, who came to Philadelphia in 1859
  • Thomas Durney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868

Durney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Dusenbury U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Durney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joanna Durney, who came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Joanna Durney, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1827

Durney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Durney, aged 30, a carpenter, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Lucy Durney, aged 28, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Gustin Durney, aged 10, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Mary J. Durney, aged 6, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Clara B. Durney, aged 4, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durney (post 1700)



  • Austin Joseph Durney (1867-1926), United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration - the Medal of Honor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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The Durney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durney 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 18 February 2015 at 15:24.

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