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Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Durrant 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.

Durrant Early Origins



The surname Durrant 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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Durrant Spelling Variations


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Durrant Spelling Variations



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

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Durrant Early History


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Durrant Early History



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

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Durrant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Durrant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durrant 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:

Durrant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Durrant, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Durrant, who arrived with his wife and servants in Barbados in 1680
  • Thomas Durrant arrived with his wife and servants in Barbados in 1680

Durrant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Durrant, who settled in Maryland in 1774
  • Thomas Durrant settled in Maryland in 1774

Durrant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Durrant, who arrived in New York in 1846

Durrant Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Horace W Durrant, who landed in Mississippi in 1905

Durrant Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Durrant, who landed in Canada in 1832

Durrant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Durrant arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • David Durrant arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849
  • Jonathan Durrant, aged 37, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"

Durrant Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Durrant, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • F. Durrant arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Golconda" in 1859
  • James Durrant, aged 45, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Mary Durrant, aged 45, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Emma Durrant, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Durrant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Durrant (post 1700)



  • Winnie Durrant, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000
  • Joyce Durrant, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1996
  • H. W. Durrant, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1908
  • William James Durrant, American historian, philosopher and teacher
  • Ian Durrant (b. 1966), former Scottish professional footballer
  • Sir Henry Thomas Estridge Durrant (1807-1861), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Durrant (1775-1829), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Durrant (1722-1790), 1st Baronet
  • Major-General James "Jimmy" Thom Durrant CB DFC (1913-1990), South African pilot during World War II
  • Richard Durrant Dip RCM, ARCM, FLCM (b. 1962), English guitarist & multi-instrumentalist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Durrant Historic Events


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Durrant Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. James Durrant (1890-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Frances Durrant (1884-1914), née King Canadian Third Class Passenger from Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Durrant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durrant 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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