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The Gurkin surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Duarcáin.

Gurkin Early Origins



The surname Gurkin was first found in north 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.

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Gurkin Spelling Variations


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Gurkin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durkin, Durkan, Dorcan, McDurkin, McDorcan, McDurkan, Gurkin, McGurkin, O'Durkin, O'Durcan and many more.

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Gurkin Early History


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Gurkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gurkin research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gurkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gurkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gurkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gurkin 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:

Gurkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Annie Gurkin, aged 25, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1897

Gurkin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jennie Gurkin, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • William Gurkin, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Menache Gurkin, aged 47, who landed in America from Kamenetz, Russia, in 1907
  • Peter Gurkin, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Philip Gurkin, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gurkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gurkin (post 1700)



  • John A. Gurkin, American politician, Mayor of Norfolk, Virginia, 1938-40
  • John Gurkin (1895-1976), English footballer
  • Grigory Ivanovich Gurkin (1870-1937), Russian landscape painter
  • Pavel Gurkin (1966-2008), Russian sport shooter at the 2008 Olympic Games

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Gurkin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    4. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    5. 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).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    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 Gurkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gurkin 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 1 February 2016 at 09:17.

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