Durkan heads of household in the 1911 census

Click on the red marker on the map below for a link to the full 1911 census entry.

For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.

Surname Dictionary

Durcan numerous: Mayo-Sligo, S Down etc. Ir. Ó Duarcáin, duarcán, a gloomy person. The family was a branch of the O'Haras in Sligo. The Irish form Mac Dhuarcáin produces MacGurgan in Armagh etc.MIF & SGA.
Mac Dhuarcáin Durcan: líonmhar: Maigh Eo-Sligeach & deisceart an Dúin. Tugtar Gorkin agus Zorkin orthu, leis. Craobh de Mhuintir Uí Eaghra, Sligeach. Fréamh duairc = gruama. SGG &MIF.

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Dorkan: 1
Dorkin: 1
Durcan: 30
Durkan: 58
Durken: 5
Durkin: 48

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