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Origin and Meaning of Dure

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Dure
Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome.

Etymology: L. durus; akin to Ir. & Gael. dur �, stubborn, W. dir certain, sure, cf. Gr. � force

verb Dure
To last; to continue; to endure.

Etymology: F. durer, L. durare to harden, be hardened, to endure, last, fr. durus hard. See Dure (a.)


From Middle English duren (“to last”), from Old French durer, from Latin durāre. Related to Dutch duren (“to last, dure”), German dauern (“to last, dure”).

From Latin dūrus.

dure was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Dutch, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dure

Kevin Duré is a soccer player for the Åsane Fotball, Løv-Ham Fotball, Fredrikstad FK, and Nest-Sotra Fotball. Kevin was born on March 8th, 1993 in Bergen.


Marcos Duré is a sports team member for the Club Sol de América.


Marino Floro Duré is a sports team member for the Club Silvio Pettirossi.


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Popularity of Dure as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dure U.S.
  White 14.93% 64.26%
  African American 63.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 16.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dure

People with the last name Dure are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Dure

  • How Popular is the name Dure? As a last name Dure was the 51,723rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dure first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dure is Friday, March 10th, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Dure? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dure. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dure: Your name in reverse order is Erud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erdu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dure? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 402 people with the last name Dure.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dure? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dure as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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