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Duran Family History

Duran Name Meaning

Spanish (Durán) and Catalan: from the personal name Durand (see Durant, Durante). English: variant of Durant. Polish: from a derivative of Dura. Czech: from a derivative of Dura.

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


Similar surnames: Dura, Duron, Juran, Durand, Durban, Doran, Duda, Duray, Duman, Uran

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Where is the Duran family from?

You can see how Duran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duran families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Duran families living in Maine. This was about 24% of all the recorded Duran's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Duran families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duran. 37% of Duran men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Duran women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duran were Clerk and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Duran. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Duran. For the veterans among your Duran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duran lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Duran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Duran in 1944 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

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