Duran Family History

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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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Duran Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Duran name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Duran. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Duran Family Origin

Where is the Duran family from?

Duran Family Occupations

What did your Duran ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Duran family was Farm Laborer. The most common Duran occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Duran's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duran.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Duran ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Duran Historical Records

What Duran family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Duran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duran census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Duran Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duran ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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