Door History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Door family

The surname Door was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as a sept of Ui Maine (Hy Main) one of the most important groups of clanns in Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in County Offaly.

Important Dates for the Door family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Door research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Door History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Door Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Doorley, Dorley, O'Dorely, O'Doorley, Dorly and many more.

Early Notables of the Door family (pre 1700)

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Door migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Door Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jenlis Door, aged 33, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Valentine Door, who landed in South Carolina in 1749 [1]

Door migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Door Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Door, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from
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