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Durban Name Meaning

French: southern variant of Durbin. French: habitational name from any of various places called Durban, in Ariège, Aude, and Gers. In some cases, possibly German, from the personal name Urban, the initial d- having been acquired by a misdivision of Sankt Urban ‘St. Urban’.

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

Similar surnames: Urban, Durbin, Durben, Duran, Turman, Duba, Durand, Duron, Dorman

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Where is the Durban family from?

You can see how Durban families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durban family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durban families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Durban families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Durban's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Durban families in 1840.
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What did your Durban ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Durban. 35% of Durban men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Durban women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durban were Real Estate 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Real Estate

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Durban. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durban census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 716 immigration records available for the last name Durban. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Durban. For the veterans among your Durban ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durban lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Durban life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Durban in 1964 was 54, and 78 in 2003.

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