Last name: Duran
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Hello, My Name is Daniel Durán. I'm from Barcelona, Spain, and all my ancestors (as far as I know), came here from Andalucia, in southern Spain. It's amazing to find so many people that have the Durán surname!! Greetings to all!!
my last name is also Duran, however my parents are both Colombian (born there) but my mom with Spaniard heritage and my father a true Scotland, my DNA taken not long ago for medical reason shows I am 80% Scottish.. proud of my mix.
From Philippines, raised in California, US
Hello, Interesting info and interesting to see a similar connection from the comments below. My paternal Grandmother's second last name (so her mom's last name) Is Duran. She is from El Salvador with Spanish/French mixed with Mayan Native and I know that there was Sephardic Jews in my dad's family so that makes sense hearing that many of you also have a connection with Sephardic-Spain.
While I'm happy and proud to be a Catholic, I think that it's also pretty sad that due to the Spanish Inquisition many if not the majority of Spaniards and Latin Americans are not aware of their Jewish side. It's a bloodline we have lost track of.
For those interested according to recent study done somewhere in Spain , it's been said that 70% of today's people with Spanish Origin have Jewish in them to which most are not aware of.
I always wondered where my last name came from. I talked to my grandparents, and that was not much help, they originate from Mexico i have heard my parents say they lived or are from these places Nochistlan, teocaltiche and a few others that i can not remember. What i find interesting is that my dads last name is DURAN DURAN he says his mothers maiden last name is DURAN and his dads last name is obviously DURAN, hence his last name DURAN DURAN. My grandma is dark skin, my grandfather is light skin, he has 18 kids and they all vary in skin tone and eye color wild mix. I my self and light skin but get pretty dark if i am in the sun for too long. Also i have a lot of hair, and my beard has red,black,brown,blond hairs. which is crazy. The quest continues..
Hi I am a Doran from Ireland and I have found out my name is a variant of Duran. In Gaelic it means Exile/Wanderer. I have been told the Dorans came into Ireland via France and possibly at the time of the Inquisition. If any you have any info on the Doran/Duran link I would really appreciate it, thanks
My great-grandmother was a Duran fom Hillsboro, New Mexico. They were tall woman with red hair and light skin spainards who ancestors came from Chihuahua, Mexico.
Duran Yugoslavija (Serbia)
Sup guys my family is also from mexico Guanajuato and some other part of mexico. My grandpas name was Eraclio Duran some names hu guys XD nice to know the family roots is big :D Kevin_Duran_Guerra@yahoo.com contact me anytime Peps unless your stuck up XD peace :)
I am Julian Duran from Phoenix, Az I have type O+ blood common for Latinos about 90% of Latinos have O+ blood. I wish I could see all your faces all the Duran's I have met have common distinguishing facial features and a common stubborn, resilient, and tenacious attitude. A lot of my family is light skinned and very few people still have the colored eyes. I myself am very dark and have brown eyes. As far as I know the Duran’s in my family have always been here in Arizona even before Arizona was bought from Mexico on Valentine’s Day.
I have all my family in fl and b4 that it was ga. Apparently my great grandpa changed his last name from Duran to durand. I can't find anything before that tho. Help!!! Jdurand2918@gmail.com
David Salvador Duran
Jesse Duran Jr
My name is Jesus Duran, my Dad is Jesus Duran and my Dad's family originated out of the State of Zacatecas around the Nochistlan, Tlachichila area.. Lots of Duran's there.
my boy is 12 years old and i wanted something unusual and i nmed hm after i think the one of best boxers in boxing history any way my boy's name first name is Duran
I'm from the Philippines :)
I don't know of my grandfather just my dad he was born in California we now live in Mississippi.
Luis Duran Juarez
Im from Juárez chihuahua and but raised in Vegas and all my duran side of thee family are mostly lightskined stubborn great hearted people with a real great sence of humor when happy and a real nasty attitude when angered haha
Duran in California
My last name is Duran. My family are from Guanajuato, Mexico. I recently visited family out there last year and was told that the last name was originally Durant. The port of entry was Guerrero, but somehow between Guerrero and Guanajuato, the "t" was taken out. Majority of the family have light complexions with colored eyes.
Hello everybody, My name is Sasha Duran. I live in Livno, little town in Bosnia and Hercegovina. First of all, I want to salute you all, I am glad that so many people are interested with their roots. My ancestors come from Spain. At that time they were sephardi jews, before their expulsion in late 15 century. Afther expulsion one branch of that familly was seeking refugie in eastern parts of Europe (some branches remained in northern part of France). They found it in parts of Bosnia, where they, after some time, accepted islam for their religion. At this moment, in Livno exist 10-ish homes that bear "Duran" fammily name. There are other parts of Bosnia (Visegrad, for example, in which man could fined more than 100 Duran homes). To these informations I come upon while reading a Livno historic book wrote by prof. Stipo Manderelo. Anyway, I am glad that so many people bear that surname.