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At least one branch of the Durkin family is Irish.  An infamous member of the Durkin family was car thief Martin James Durkin, known as the first man to kill a Federal agent. This Durkin history and genealogy page contains the contributed history of the Durkin family name made up of user-submitted content from users like you. Durkin family history has rich origins of which the particulars can be pieced together by Durkin family members. The last name Durkin is an old lineage that has migrated all across the world over the centuries, and as the Durkin family has migrated, it has evolved making it's etymology a challenge to unearth.

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Durkin Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

At least one branch of the Durkin family is Irish.

Durkin Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Durkin come may come from a trade, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is good to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Durkin are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Durkin were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Durkin. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Durkin last name are important to understanding the history of the name. Names like Durkin change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and languages over generations.

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  • Martin James Durkin (1900-1981) was an American criminal and car thief. He is credited as the first man to kill a federal agent and was the subject of an intense manhunt by the FBI. Personally led by J. Edgar Hoover who had been recently appointed the Director of the FBI, it was one of the first major investigations by the agency, who were led by Durkin on a three-month chase through five states before his capture in 1926.   Convicted - Murder Penalty 35 years imprisonment. Paroled from Leavenworth Penitentiary in 1954. Occupation: Car thief

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