Show ContentsDoria History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Doria surname is a patronymic created from de Auria (or in Latin de filius Auriae), meaning "the sons of Auria."

Early Origins of the Doria family

The surname Doria was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. Doria are an ancient family prominent in the history of Genoa. First on record were Martino and Genuardo "de filius Auriae," in 1110. The Family had fiefs in Sardinia from the 12th century to the 15th century, as well as in Dolceacqua, Oneglia and Portofino, in the Riviera to the west of Genoa.

Early History of the Doria family

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Doria Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Doria, D'oria, D'auria, Dorria and others.

Early Notables of the Doria family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • Andrea Doria (1466-1560) Prince of Melfi, Genoese Admiral
  • already a veteran of Italian and Holy Roman Empire wars, he returned home and re-established the Genoese Republic (1528) becoming its virtual dictator. In later years, a Giovanni Doria was made a Card...

United States Doria migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doria Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Cristobal Doria, who settled in Mexico in 1525

Contemporary Notables of the name Doria (post 1700) +

  • Joseph V. Doria Jr. (b. 1946), American Democratic Party politician
  • Renée Doria (1921-2021), French opera singer, one of the leading lyric coloratura sopranos of her era in France
  • Francisco Antônio de Moraes Accioli Doria (b. 1945), Brazilian mathematician, philosopher, and genealogist
  • Alejandro Doria (1936-2009), Argentine cinema and television director on Facebook