History of your Surname
Get access to Duran family records.Start a free trial

Duran Family History

Duran Name Meaning

Spanish (Durán) Catalan and southern French: from a variant of the personal name Durand . Polish and Romanian: from a derivative of Dura . Slovak (Ďuran): from a pet form of the personal name Ďura ‘George’ (see Dura ). Slovak (also Duraň) and Croatian: nickname from a derivative of Slovak duriť sa ‘to be angry’ and Croatian duriti se ‘to pout to sulk’ also ‘to be angry’. Czech: nickname derived from the root of dialect durný meaning ‘strong’ but also ‘wrongheaded soft in the head’. Bosniak: from a derivative of the old Bosniak Muslim personal name of Turkish origin Durak (see Durakovic compare Turkish name below). It is also found as a Croatian surname originating from the time of the Turkish occupation of the Balkans.7: Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from a derivative of durmak ‘to remain to endure’ or perhaps from regional duran ‘mountain path’.8: Croatian and Serbian (Đuran): from a pet form of the personal name Đurađ from Greek Geōrgios (see George ).9: Irish: variant of Doran .

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

Similar surnames: Dura, Duron, Juran, Durand, Durban, Doran, Duda, Duray, Duman, Uran

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Duran family from?

You can see how Duran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duran families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 23 Duran families living in Quebec. This was about 39% of all the recorded Duran's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Duran families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duran ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Duran. 60% of Duran men worked as a Farmer. .

View Census Data for Duran | Data not to scale

*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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Journalier
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Duran family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Duran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duran census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Duran

Passenger Lists

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Duran. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Duran immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Duran. For the veterans among your Duran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Duran military records

You've only scratched the surface of Duran family history

Discover More

What is the average Duran lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Duran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Duran in 1944 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duran

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Duran family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial