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Durkin Family History

Durkin Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duarcáin ‘son of Duarcán’, a byname representing a diminutive of duairc ‘surly’.Polish: from Russian Durkin, from durak ‘fool’, ‘idiot’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

183,124 Historical Documents with Durkin on Ancestry.com
66,477 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,948 Military Records
10,332 Immigration Records
48,747 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Durkin Families

  • Number of Durkin families
     128 - 253
     43 - 127
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Durkin families
     246 - 489
     83 - 245
     1 - 82
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Durkin families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Durkin Family Origin

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Durkin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Durkin

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Durkin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Durkin Civil War Service Records

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