Dorion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Dorion family
The surname Dorion 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.
Early History of the Dorion family
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Dorion Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Doiron, Doire, Dorion, Dorian, Doirent, Daurian, Daurion and many more.
Early Notables of the Dorion 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... Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dorion Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dorion family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dorion Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Genevieve Dorion was married in America in 1763
Dorion Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Pierre Dorion married in 1688 in Quebec
Dorion Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jeanne Dorion married in 1705 in Quebec
- Barbe Dorion married in 1727 in Quebec
Contemporary Notables of the name Dorion (post 1700)
- Joseph-Adolphe Dorion (1832-1900), French Canadian notary and politician who represented Richelieu in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1871 to 1875
- Pierre-Nérée Dorion (1816-1874), French Canadian land surveyor and politician who represented Drummond-Arthabaska in the Canadian House of Commons from 1872 to 1874
- Charles-Napoléon Dorion K.C. (1887-1978), French Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Québec-Montmorency (1930-1935)
- Frédéric Dorion (1898-1981), French Canadian politician and chief justice
- Noël Dorion PC (1904-1980), French Canadian law professor, lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Canada in 1960
- Sir Antoine-Aimé Dorion PC (1818-1891), French Canadian politician and jurist, Co-Premier of the Province of Canada in 1858, Minister of Justice (1873-1874), eponym of Dorion, Quebec
- Robert-Bernard-Joseph Dorion, French Canadian diplomat and pathologist who lives in Montreal, Quebec
- Dorion Sagan (b. 1959), American science writer, essayist, and theorist, son of Carl Sagan
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