Gurkin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gurkin Family History

If you are conducting some Gurkin family history research then you can view the Gurkin 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 Gurkin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Gurkin, 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. Gurkan is another variant sometimes used as an anglicized form of these Sept names.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gurkin 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
Laurel Leaves Symbol of Peace and Quietness
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