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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. 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.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    5. 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.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    11. ...

    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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