Dorgin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Dorgin 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." Another source claims the name "is derived from the Saxon Bun and holm, a town in a wood." [1]

Early Origins of the Dorgin family

The surname Dorgin was first found in " Durham in the north of England, anciently Dunhelm or Dunholm." [2] [3] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Walter de Durham and William de Dureham in London and John de Durame in Essex. [4] By far the lion's share of records are found north in Scotland where "Robertus de Durham was one of twelve Scots knights appointed to settle the laws of the marches in 1249. The seal of Walter Durham of Dumfriesshire who rendered homage in 1290 reads S' Valteri Dwrant. " [2]

Important Dates for the Dorgin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorgin research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1296, 1565 and 1399 are included under the topic Early Dorgin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dorgin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dorgin family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dorgin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dorgin family to Ireland

Some of the Dorgin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dorgin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorgin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Dorgin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1857 [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ 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)
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