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Durrance Name Meaning

English: variant of Durrans itself a variant of Durrant with post-medieval excrescent -s or in northern England sometimes an altered form of Darwent with post-medieval excrescent -s (see Darwin ).

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


Similar surnames: Dorrance, Durrant, Durand, Durante, Durrence, Quance, Lorance, Drane

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Where is the Durrance family from?

You can see how Durrance families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durrance family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durrance families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 53 Durrance families living in Leicestershire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Durrance's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Durrance families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durrance surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durrance ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Durrance. 28% of Durrance men worked as a General Farm Labourer and 84% of Durrance women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durrance were Agricultural Labourer and Private Means. .

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*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 1939

  • General Farm Labourer
    28%
  • Solicitor
    19%
  • Farm Tractor Driver
    19%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Shop Assistant
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Private Means
    5%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Durrance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durrance census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 407 immigration records available for the last name Durrance. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Durrance. For the veterans among your Durrance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durrance lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Durrance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Durrance in 1951 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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