Last name: Duran

This interesting name is of Norman origin, introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066 as the personal name "Durant", it is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Durandus", and derives from the Olde French "durant" meaning "enduring", from "durer", to endure, last, itself from the Latin "durus", hard, firm. As a personal name Durant and Durand were popular in the Middle Ages, recorded in the Middle Ages, recorded as "Durand" in 1115, Hampshire, "Doraunt" (1312, Yorkshire), and taken to mean "steadfast", and perhaps "obstinate". The modern surname can be found in at least thirteen different forms, ranging from Durant, Durand, Durrant and Durrand to Dorant, Dorran and Dorrins. One Nathan Durant was an early settler in the West Indies, he is recorded as a land-owner in the Barbadoes in 1678. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Durand, which was dated 1196, in the "Pipe Rolls of Westmoreland", during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Monique Durant

It's so good to find so many Durands, Durants, and Durans. In our family the Durant name comes from the original Durand. My great grandfather came south to New England from Canada where his name was Durand and changed his name to Durant to seem more anglicized. (He even lied on the census forms that he was Canadian-English, the fashion being to pass for Anglo.) We are told that his people were originally French Basque - a very old and culturally rich race of people. Would love to hear more from Durands who have common ancestry.

Jesús Durán

Increíble to know all of you guys with the best last name DURÁN !!!! originally from parents from Guanajuato Mexico, and seems that many of you are from Guanajuato Mexico, I am US naturalized and living in France for the moment, I would like to find the origins of the DURAN last name and how it came to Mexico If someone finds nformation either in Europe or in Mexico please share it with me, I will go personally to find the information to our origins, Let's continue our research, and perhaps we all are from different places but the same origin you can contact me at jduran2@me.com

David Salvador Duran

How cool! My name is David Duran, I'm from Southern California, My family is from L.A. and the surrounding areas. We are Mexican/American. Our family roots are from Jalisco Mexico. I was told growing up, we are Spanish decent. Much of my family looks Mediterranean, very similar to how the people in Spain look. Olive skin colored eyes, curly hair. Some of us are brown. :) I always wondered why the band Duran Duran from England had my name? Lol.. I also grew up around white American kids with the name Durant or Durand. I never would have guessed we come be related some place hundreds or even thousands of years ago. So cool! :)

Danijela Duran

I'm so happy to see so many people all around the world with surname Duran. I'm also Duran and I'm from Croatia/Europe. My dad was born in a small village near Drniš. My plan is to explore my origin, but the problem is as always, time.... so far I fine an old grave, near church in dad'y village with the name Pasquale Duran (it is so old that no one knows how was that person). It is interesting besause that first name is not croatian common name, so I guess it has italian or french origin. You writed about colours of your eyes and hair...My eyes are green and my hair is brown, but with red shades...

Rodolfo Duran
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..

Rey Duran
Me too I'm rey Duran

MarkDuran
Dude what part of mexico are your parents from?! My parents are from Puebla, and me and my brothers are light skinned in comparison with other mexican americans. I ALSO GROW RED HAIRS ON MY BEARD!!

Rene Brunes
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.

Edward Duran
From Philippines, raised in California, US

Kevin Duran
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 :)

Isobel Kuzma
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

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

Kevin Duran
Its cause we are bosses bro :P

B Duran
This sounds exactly like my fam. They're from Juarez as well

Daniel Durán
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!!

Justin duran
I don't know of my grandfather just my dad he was born in California we now live in Mississippi.

Sasha Duran
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.

Jessica Durand
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

maxine
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

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.

Adrian
My last names is Duran and my family is from Guanajuato as well.

Gloria Duran Sanford
My father was Eleno Duran son of Mucio Duran born in Guanajuato came to US around 1912

Ramon Duran
Any billionaire in the family?

Javidan Duran
Hi I'm Turkish...we came out to Australia from Turkey in 1971....

Anne Savoie
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.

Julian Duran
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.

joseph duran

My name is Joseph Duran from Dominican Republic in the Caribbean my great.grand.dad was fro. Europe I have been the only Duran also in Puerto Rico.and.most.places I have been to except for the army

David Salvador Duran

I'm David Duran from So Cal, I don't know my blood type, but I also find very similar traits in other Durans I meet that aren't related to me. Almost always fighters, sexually pemiscuive, heavy drinkers and drug users. Most of my family have colored eyes, my father, both my grandparents and most of my first cousins. Some of us are brown. I'm dark, but strangely I grow blonde and red facial hairs. Lol...

christian
I'm from the Philippines :)

fabby
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.

juan
Im a Duran!! My family is from Michoacan and Zacatecas Mexico however I am an American living in California. I have met 2 other Durans in my life, both of whom had family ties to Mexico.

juan duran jr.
do you know a raul duran

Raul Delgado Duran
I am raul delgado duran form Chihuahua living in Phoenix, Arizona. My grandmother is form zacatecas, mexico.

Geneva Sanchez-Duran
My husband is a Duran, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. All of the postings are interesting. I've heard bits a pieces from his siblings and He has ties to Mexico and before that Spain. His family all have the hazel eyes and are very hard workers. He is a Duran, Duran. His mother's maiden name is Duran and she is from Duran, New Mexico. She also had the hazel eyes.

Carolus Duran
My name is Charles Duran and was born in Texas from parents of Northern Mexico and Southern United States. Many in my family have colored eyes, including myself ( I have green eyes). I would hear my Dad talk about my Great Grandfather as a white man with light blue eyes who's family was orginally from Spain, but further down history his family had orgins from France.

Marciell
Im Durán and was born in Jarabacoa a town from Dominican Republic. My eyes are light green as well. And most of the duran I know also have light colored eyes and light skin. Also my mom is Duran I got her eyes and my great-grandpa had light blue eyes. I do know my ancestors reside from Spain.

DURAN
I'm Duran. Michoacan, Mexico. My great grandfather duran came from over seas and also my other great grandfather Gonzales. They were tall white men with colored eyes as to I I am only 6' black eyes... Duran can come from any of these places arabia, france, italy, spain, etc... Me and my duran and gonzales cousins get that we look italian a lot none of us were born with colored eyes but all our parents do have them... I am not gonzales though my father is on his second last name... I know have cousins who are Duran in cali, tex, atlanta, illinois and Michoacan.. This is an example of how from Michoacan this last name has expanded and will continue to expand more' from one common ancestor... The farthest I can date it back to is scottish heritage where Durans were recognized for their Distinguished battle skills in war.. I currently reside in AZ and have met about 6-9 Durans from Michoacan Mexico but it was not the same city but either way about the same features. . . If anyone has more info I would like to know more :)

RichardMoreno
My Great Great Grandmother was born In Michoacan near Numaran. Her father was Francisco Duran born around 1844, but not sure where. I was just seeing if there was any connection.

FRANDY DURAN
FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

EDWARD
Same Here

maria
I'm a Duran from zacatecas mex.

DAVID
I'm from david duran and my family lived in zacatecas in a rural area next to the border of jalisco, i have sisters with green eyes

Marciell
Can anyone tell me where the last name Duran comes from?

duran
many durans in turkey a lot turans 2 my grandfather was named duran 2 about mexico i now Roberto duran great boxer

duran
my name is duran cicek orginal i came from turkey butt i life now in the netherlands who got more info about Duran

Marciell
my last name is duran as well and im from dominican republic lots of duran in my country

John Paul Duran
My name is John Paul Duran and my parents are from san antonio,tx I would like to know where my last name comes from.

Jozef Durana
Hi, My surname is Durana & we are for ages based in Slovakia :)

Jovanni
Duran is my last name and I do not know what it means

Justin Duran
My name is Duran and my family goes back to central Mexico. Does anyone know how this was introduced to Mexico originally? It's very hard to track down records in rural areas of the Mexican desert. The best you can hope for is some sort of surviving baptismal records.

Jessica Dierene
there was a miss spelling when a great great uncle Took custody of my great grandfather they did not know how to spell it so they started spelling it Dierene

Jessica Dierene
Duran in the Mid 1900's turned to Dierene that is me there was a miss spelling.