Boy name origins & meanings
- Latin : Enduring
Family name origins & meanings
- English and French : variant of Durant.
- Americanized form of Hungarian Durándi, a habitational name for someone from a place called Duránd, in former Szepes county.
- There was a Parisian family of this name in Quebec city in 1661. In 1662 a Durand from Saintonge married Catherine Anenontha, daughter of Nicolas Arendanki and Jeanne Otrihouandit, Hurons. A family called Durand from Angoumois was in Quebec by 1665; and two from Chartres were in Quebec by 1669 and 1673.