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Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Durrance which ranks as one of the oldest. The history of the name is interwoven within the colorful plaid of Scottish history and is an intrinsic part of the heritage of Scotland.

Durrance Early Origins



The surname Durrance was first found in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Salop, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Durrance Spelling Variations


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Durrance Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durand, Durant, Durande, Durrane and others.

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Durrance Early History


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Durrance Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durrance research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1296, 1632 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Durrance History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Durrance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durrance Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durrance 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 or some of its variants were: William Durand who settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Durrant settled in Maryland in 1774; Thomas Durrant arrived with his wife and servants in Barbados in 1680..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durrance (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durrance (post 1700)



  • Neil L. Durrance, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 26th District, 2010; Candidate for Mayor of Denton, Texas, 2012

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Durrance Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Durrance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durrance 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 4 November 2015 at 11:52.

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