Durkin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Durkin Family History

If you are conducting some Durkin family history research then you can view the Durkin coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Durkin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Durkin, Durcan and Dorcan in Ireland are all derived from the native Gaelic O'Duarcain and MacDuarcain Septs that were located in Connaught Province in the West of the country and especially in County Sligo. Gurkin is another variant sometimes used as an anglicized form of these Sept names.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Durkin Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross signifies the symbol of Resolution
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength
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