Durnin Family History

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Durnin Name Meaning

Irish (County Louth and eastern Ulster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duirnín ‘descendant of Duirnín’ (see Dornan).

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

Similar surnames: Durkin, Derwin, Dunn, Duris, Dunkin, Curtin, Durgin, Gunnin, Dulin

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Durnin Family Origin

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Durnin Family Occupations

What did your Durnin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Durnin occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Durnin's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Durnin family was Carpenter. Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durnin.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Durnin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Durnin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durnin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Durnin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Durnin. For the veterans among your Durnin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durnin Life Expectancy

What is the average Durnin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Durnin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Durnin in 1944 was 39, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durnin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durnin 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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