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The Dorgan surname is a habitational name, originally taken on from the city of Durham, in northeastern England. This place name comes from the Old English "dun," meaning "hil."

Dorgan Early Origins



The surname Dorgan was first found in Dumfriesshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dorgan Spelling Variations


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Dorgan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durham, Durehame, Durrame, Dirom and others.

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Dorgan Early History


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Dorgan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorgan research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1246 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Dorgan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorgan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dorgan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dorgan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorgan In Ireland


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Dorgan In Ireland



Some of the Dorgan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorgan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Dorgan, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1849
  • Con Dorgan, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1880

Dorgan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Dorgan, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ultra fert animus
Motto Translation: The mind bears onwards


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Dorgan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dorgan 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 July 2015 at 04:08.

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