Doormand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the Scotland of ancient times, Doormand was a name for a door attendant. The name is also a nickname type of surname derived from the Old English word deore, which means "beloved", and "man"

Early Origins of the Doormand family

The surname Doormand was first found in Fife, the name Dorman is derived from the word door-ward. This official hereditary position involved being the door attendant to the King of Scotland. The office of door-ward to the king was a very honorable one and was passed on in the powerful family of de Lundin Fife. The first who took his name from this office was Thomas de Lundyn in 1204. His son, Alan Durward, was one of the greatest names in Scottish history in the thirteenth century. [1]

Early History of the Doormand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doormand research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1228, 1452, 1478, 1511, 1636, 1572 and are included under the topic Early Doormand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doormand Spelling Variations

Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Doormand has been spelled Dorman, Dorward, Doorman, Durward and others.

Early Notables of the Doormand family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Doormand family to Ireland

Some of the Doormand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Doormand family

The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Doormand arrived in North America very early: A Peter Dorman settled in Virginia in 1652. Sarah and Richard Dorman were included on passenger lists in 1656.



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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