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Durante Name Meaning

Italian: from the medieval personal name Durante, ultimately from the Latin verb durare ‘to last or endure’; like the French and English cognate Durant, the name may also originally have had the sense ‘stubborn’, ‘obstinate’.

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


Similar surnames: Durant, Durando, Duran, Morante, Dorantes, Durand, Mirante, Durette

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Where is the Durante family from?

You can see how Durante families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durante family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Durante families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Durante families living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Durante's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Durante families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durante surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durante ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Durante. 24% of Durante men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Durante women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durante were Machinist and Housewife.

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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
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Chauffeur
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    16%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Durante. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Durante. For the veterans among your Durante ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durante lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Durante life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Durante in 1940 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

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