Durant Family History

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Durant Name Meaning

French and English (Norman): from the Latin omen name Durandus, meaning ‘enduring’, which was in common use especially in the Jewish communities of southern France and from there spread out across France, into England, Italy, and the Iberian peninsula.

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

Similar surnames: Durante, Durand, Grant, Morant, Quant, Durrant, Ducat, Duran, Turano

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Durant Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Durant name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


  • Benin/Togo


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Durant Family Origin

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Durant Family Occupations

What did your Durant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durant. A less common occupation for the Durant family was Farm Laborer. The most common Durant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Durant's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Durant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Durant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durant 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Durant. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Durant. For the veterans among your Durant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durant Life Expectancy

What is the average Durant lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Durant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Durant in 1944 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durant 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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