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Durkin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duarcáin ‘son of Duarcán’, a byname representing a diminutive of duairc ‘surly’. Polish: from Russian Durkin, from durak ‘fool’, ‘idiot’.

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


Similar surnames: Durnin, Dunkin, Murrin, Duffin, Duskin, Gurkin, Durkan, Durgin, Dulin

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Durkin Family Origin

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Durkin Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    4%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durkin. The most common Durkin occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Durkin's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Durkin family was Coal Miner.

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Durkin Life Expectancy

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