If you are conducting some Durkin family history research then you can view the Durkin coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Durkin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Durkin, Durcan and
Dorcan in Ireland are all derived
from the native Gaelic O'Duarcain
and MacDuarcain Septs that were
located in Connaught Province in
the West of the country and
especially in County Sligo.
Gurkin is another variant sometimes
used as an anglicized form of these
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross||signifies the symbol of Resolution|
|Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves||Symbol of Antiquity and Strength|
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