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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. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. 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).
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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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