Doormynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Doormynd is a name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It is a name for a person who worked as 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 Doormynd family

The surname Doormynd 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 Doormynd family

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Doormynd Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Doormynd has been spelled Dorman, Dorward, Doorman, Durward and others.

Early Notables of the Doormynd family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Doormynd family to Ireland

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

Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Doormynds to arrive on North American shores: 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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