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Where did the French D'oris family come from? What is the French D'oris family crest and coat of arms? When did the D'oris family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the D'oris family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: D'Oris, Doris, Dorris, Dorries, Dorrisse, Dorais, De Oris, De Orris and many more.

First found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. They held a family seat in D'Oris, in the department of Isere, in the canton of Entraigues a community from which they take their name. The name was connected with an ancient Indo Euopean Swiss race which migrated to the region from Thessalie in the 13th century. The family were well established in the region of the Rhone in south eastern France and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'oris research. Another 148 words(11 lines of text) covering the year 1708 is included under the topic Early D'oris History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early D'oris Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

D'oris Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Hugh and John Doris settled in Allegheny County in the 1840's
  • John Doris, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Dennis Doris, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Hugh Doris, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

D'oris Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Doris, aged 19, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • Matthew Doris, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Ann Doris, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"


  • Steven James Doris (b. 1988), Scottish footballer
  • William Doris (1860-1926), Irish politician, Member of Parliament, and co-founder of The Mayo News


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The D'oris Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The D'oris 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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