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Gaelic is at the heart of all the Irish surnames that can be found throughout the world today. The original Gaelic form of the name Doran is O Deoradhain, which was later shortened to O Deorain. Both names are probably derived from the word deoradh, referring to an exile.

Doran Early Origins



The surname Doran was first found in Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Doran Spelling Variations


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Doran Spelling Variations



Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Doran are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Doran, Dorran, O'Doran, O'Deorain, Dorain, Doron and others.

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Doran Early History


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Doran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doran research. Another 324 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1523, 1540, 1807, 1814, 1835, 1878, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Doran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doran Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Maurice Doran, Bishop of Leighlin who was murdered by his archdeacon in 1523; Charles Guilfoyle Doran (1835-1909), Irish...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Doran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Dorans:

Doran Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bryan Doran, who landed in Virginia in 1695

Doran Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lough Doran, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Lott Doran, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Anne Doran, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

Doran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Doran, who landed in America in 1802
  • Felipe Doran, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • E Doran, aged 28, arrived in America in 1822
  • Patrick Doran, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1830
  • William Doran, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doran Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Doran, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Edward Doran, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. James Dore U.E. (b. 1771), aged 12 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 559 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Doreal U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 375 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Doran U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Doran, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1824
  • John Doran, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • John Doran, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • Elizabeth Doran, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • William Doran, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Doran, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Mary Doran arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • Mary Doran, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • Philip Doran, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"
  • Ellen Doran, aged 20, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doran Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Doran, aged 44, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Mary Doran, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Patrick Doran, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • William Doran arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Mary Rose Doran arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doran (post 1700)



  • Thomas George Doran (1936-2016), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois (1994-2012)
  • William Donald Doran (b. 1958), American former Major League Baseball second baseman from Cincinnati, Ohio
  • William Doran (1916-1973), American Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, eponym of Doran's Bend, Isle of Man after his crash there
  • Colleen Doran (b. 1964), American writer/artist, film conceptual artist, and cartoonist, inducted into the Women Cartoonist's Hall of Fame (2007)
  • James Robert Doran (b. 1927), former American NFL football wide receiver
  • Brigadier-General Charles Richard Doran (1892-1984), American Commanding Officer 18th Field Artillery Regiment (1941-1942)
  • Ann Lee Doran (1911-2000), American character actress, active 1922-1988, featured in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), she often appeared with The Three Stooges, Charley Chase, Andy Clyde, and Harry Langdon
  • Admiral Walter F. Doran (b. 1945), Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC) from May 2002 to July 2005
  • John James Doran (1864-1904), American United States Navy chief-at-arms, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Bill Doran (1898-1978), American Major League Baseball third baseman
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Doran Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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The Doran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doran 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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