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Where did the English Dore family come from? What is the English Dore family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dore family history?The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Dore family name to the British Isles. They lived in Herefordshire. The family settled in Dore in that county, and it is from this location that their surname derives.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Dore, Dorey, Dory, Dorie, Doar, Doare, Doore, Doorey, Doorie and many more.
First found in Herefordshire where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dore research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dore History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Dore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dore or a variant listed above:
Dore Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Dore Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Dore Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Dore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dore Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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