Dorian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Dorian family

The surname Dorian was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where bearers of this family name have long been established. Doire was a department of the French Consulate and of the First French Empire in Italy. It was formed in 1802, when the Subalpine Republic and was annexed to France.

Important Dates for the Dorian family

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Dorian Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Doiron, Doire, Dorion, Dorian, Doirent, Daurian, Daurion and many more.

Early Notables of the Dorian family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Noël Doiron (1684-1758), born at Port Royal, Acadia, he became the leader of the Acadians, renowned for the decisions he made during the Deportation of the Acadians; Charles Dorion, an apothecary in Vendée during the seventeenth century. His son Pierre was born in 1722 and finished his medical studies in Montpelier, gaining steady respect as a competent medical doctor. Claude-Auguste-Nicolas Dorion was a poet in Basse-Goulaine in 1768 and worked at the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Affairs. Basically, however, he was dedicated to his poetry, some of which is cited here, such...
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Dorian migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Dorian, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
  • Fritz Dorian, aged 46, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Henri Dorian, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • May Dorian, aged 22, who immigrated to America, in 1895
  • Mary Dorian, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1896
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Dorian Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ellen Dorian, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Louise Dorian, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from LaCrochere, France, in 1904
  • Frank Dorian, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • John Dorian, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Frank Dorian, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dorian (post 1700)

  • Charles Dorian (1891-1942), American Academy Award winning assistant director and film actor who appeared in 26 films
  • Steven Dorian (b. 1977), American singer, best known as a tenor in the a cappella group Rockapella
  • Patrick Shane Dorian (b. 1972), American World Championship Tour surfer
  • Nancy Dorian Ph.D., American linguist
  • Joanne Dorian (b. 1942), American actress, best known for her role on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live
  • Paul Dorian, Canadian physician, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Toronto
  • Domonique Dorian Dolton (b. 1989), American undefeated professional boxer
  • Dorian Crozier (b. 1972), American drummer, mixer and producer
  • Dorian McMenemy (1996-2012), Dominican Republic competitive swimmer at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Dorian Lévêque (b. 1989), French footballer

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Citations

  1. ^ 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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