Dorin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Medieval society of France produced the name of Dorin. 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.

Early Origins of the Dorin family

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

Early History of the Dorin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorin research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1800, 1832, 1855, 1861, 1863, 1866, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Dorin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dorin Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Dorin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Doré, Dorée, Dore, Doret, Dorot, Dorat, Daurat, Doray, Dorey, Doreau, Dorin, Daurin, Daurinet, Dorer and many more.

Early Notables of the Dorin family (pre 1700)

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Dorin Ranking

In France, the name Dorin is the 7,590th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]

United States Dorin migration to the United States +

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Dorin has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Dorin were

Dorin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mrs. Dorin, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764 [2]
  • Ann Mary Dorin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1769 [2]
Dorin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arthur Dorin, aged 40, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Patrick Dorin, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]

Canada Dorin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Jeremiah Dorin U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 [3]
  • Mr. Philip Dorland U.E. who settled in Adolphus Town [Adolphustown], Ontario c. 1786 [3]
  • Mr. Thomas Dorland U.E. who settled in Adolphus Town [Adolphustown], Ontario c. 1786 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dorin (post 1700) +

  • Françoise Andrée Dorée Dorin, French actress, novelist and playwright, chevalier of the Legion of Honour, resident of Paris, France
  • Filip Robar Dorin (b. 1940), Slovenian film director, screenwriter, and film editor
  • Murray Dorin (b. 1953), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Edmonton West (1984–1988) and Edmonton Northwest (1988–1993)

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook
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