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The Medieval society of France produced the name of Dorer. It was a Breton name given to a person with blond hair. Other references show the name was originally derived from the Old French word d'ore, which meant of gold.

Dorer Early Origins



The surname Dorer was first found in Brittany, where the family first established itself as an important participant in the cultural and political events of the region.

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Dorer Spelling Variations


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Dorer Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Dorer, some of which include Doré, Dorée, Dore, Doret, Dorot, Dorat, Daurat, Doray, Dorey, Doreau, Dorin, Daurin, Daurinet, Dorer and many more.

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Dorer Early History


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Dorer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorer research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1800, 1832, 1855, 1861, 1863, 1866, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Dorer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dorer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dorer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Dorer has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Dorer were

Dorer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Dorer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Jacob Dorer, who settled in America in 1744
  • Johann Dorer, who arrived in America in 1752
  • Johann Dorer, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Dorer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Dorer, who settled in New York, NY in 1854

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