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Durkin Surname History

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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  • 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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Durkin Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

At least one branch of the Durkin family is Irish.

Durkin Meaning & Etymology

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Durkin Life Expectancy

According to our database of 3,757 people with the last name Durkin that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

67.9
years

Most Common Durkin First Names

According to our database of 5,556 people with the last name Durkin that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • John 9.5%
  • James 6.6%
  • Mary 5.8%
  • Thomas 5.8%
  • William 4.2%
  • Joseph 2.5%
  • Patrick 2.3%
  • Margaret 2.2%
  • Michael 2.2%
  • Edward 2.0%
  • Catherine 1.8%
  • Robert 1.4%
  • Martin 1.4%
  • Helen 1.2%
  • Anna 1.0%
  • Francis 0.8%
  • Elizabeth 0.8%
  • Charles 0.8%
  • Bridget 0.8%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Alice 0.6%
  • Durkin 0.6%
  • Agnes 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.6%
  • Peter 0.6%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • Ellen 0.6%
  • Annie 0.5%
  • George 0.5%
  • Paul 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.5%
  • Anne 0.5%
  • Raymond 0.5%
  • J 0.4%
  • Marie 0.4%
  • Bernard 0.4%
  • Leo 0.4%
  • Andrew 0.4%
  • Ann 0.4%
  • Daniel 0.4%
  • Kathleen 0.4%
  • Mildred 0.4%
  • Patricia 0.4%
  • Katherine 0.4%
  • Rose 0.3%
  • Anthony 0.3%
  • Gerald 0.3%
  • Poulton 0.3%
  • Sarah 0.3%

Durkin Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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