Doiron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Doiron family

The surname Doiron was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where bearers of this family name have long been established. Doire was a department of the French Consulate and of the First French Empire in Italy. It was formed in 1802, when the Subalpine Republic and was annexed to France.

Important Dates for the Doiron family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doiron research. More information is included under the topic Early Doiron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doiron Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Doiron, Doire, Dorion, Dorian, Doirent, Daurian, Daurion and many more.

Early Notables of the Doiron family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Noël Doiron (1684-1758), born at Port Royal, Acadia, he became the leader of the Acadians, renowned for the decisions he made during the Deportation of the Acadians; Charles Dorion, an apothecary in Vendée during the seventeenth century. His son Pierre was born in 1722 and finished his medical studies in Montpelier, gaining steady respect as a competent medical doctor. Claude-Auguste-Nicolas Dorion was a poet in Basse-Goulaine in 1768 and worked at the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Affairs. Basically, however, he was dedicated to his poetry, some of which is cited here, such...
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Doiron migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doiron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Magdelaine Doiron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • Margueritte Doiron, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • Marie Doiron, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763 [1]
  • Jean Baptiste Doiron, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 [1]
Doiron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alexis Doiron, aged 18, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1904
  • Reginald Doiron, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Halifax, N. S., in 1924

Doiron migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doiron Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Willenux Doiron, aged 47, who immigrated to Levis, Canada, in 1916

Contemporary Notables of the name Doiron (post 1700)

  • Paul Doiron, American author, best known for his Mike Bowditch series of crime novels; he won the Barry Award for Best First Novel, The Poacher's Son
  • Onil Doiron, Canadian former politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1974 to 1982
  • Joseph Aubin Doiron CM (1922-1995), Canadian politician, 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (1980-1985)
  • Jacques Doiron (b. 1953), Canadian professional hockey player
  • Julie Doiron (b. 1972), award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter

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Citations

  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)
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