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
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.
|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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