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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Durkin

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Alt. Meaning

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

R is for responsible, honoring your obligations

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

I is for impartial, a great arbiter

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Durkin

D. was born on January 15th, 1978 in Youngstown, Ohio. D. is also known as Durkin and Daniel John.


Barbara Durkin is an actor. Barbara was born in 1965 in Manchester.


Junior Durkin was an actor. He was most prominent from 1923 to 1923. Junior was given the name Trent Bernard Durkin on July 2nd, 1915 in New York City, New York, U.S. Junior is also known as Junior Dirkin and Trent Durkin. He died on May 4th, 1935.


Martin P. Durkin was an office holder. Martin was born on March 18th, 1894 in Chicago. He left this life on November 13th, 1955.


Sean Durkin is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Sean was born on December 9th, 1981 in Canada.


Jim Durkin is a Minority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 82nd district, and Member of theIllinois House of Representativesfrom the 82nd district. Jim was born on January 28th, 1961 in Westchester, Illinois, U.S.


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Popularity of Durkin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Durkin U.S.
  White 95.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Durkin

People with the last name Durkin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Durkin

  • How Popular is the name Durkin? As a last name Durkin was the 4,448th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Durkin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Durkin is Tuesday, October 15th, 1907.
  • How unique is the name Durkin? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Durkin. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Durkin: Your name in reverse order is Nikrud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nirkud. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Durkin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,975 people with the last name Durkin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Durkin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Durkin as their last name.

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