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Subject: Re: origin of surname Durkan
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: November 13, 2006 at 8:56 AM
Reply to: origin of surname Durkan by Chris Colombo

It's a variation of Durcan, Durkin ...found mainly in counties Mayo-Sligo in Ireland. In Irish, it would be Ó Duarcáin from duarcán, a gloomy person. The family was a branch of the O’Haras in Sligo. The Irish form Mac Dhuarcáin produces MacGurgan in county Armagh, etc.

Messages in this thread:
  • origin of surname Durkan - Chris Colombo  Nov 12 2006, 3:58 PM
    • Re: origin of surname Durkan - Sean Foglai  Nov 13 2006, 8:56 AM