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Durand Name Meaning

English and French: variant of Durant. Americanized form of Hungarian Durándi, a habitational name for someone from a place called Duránd, in former Szepes county.

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


Similar surnames: Durando, Duran, Brand, Dorland, Duray, Rand, Durant, Durban, Dura

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Durand Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Durand name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    34%

  • France

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    4%

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Durand Family Origin

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Durand Family Occupations

What did your Durand ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Durand family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durand. The most common Durand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Durand's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Durand Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Durand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durand 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Durand. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Durand. For the veterans among your Durand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durand Life Expectancy

What is the average Durand lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Durand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Durand in 1951 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durand

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durand 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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