Doris History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Doris family

The surname Doris was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. They held a family seat in D'Oris, in the department of Isere, in the canton of Entraigues a community from which they take their name. The name was connected with an ancient Indo Euopean Swiss race which migrated to the region from Thessalie in the 13th century. The family were well established in the region of the Rhone in south eastern France and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Doris family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doris research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1708 is included under the topic Early Doris History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Doris Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: D'Oris, Doris, Dorris, Dorries, Dorrisse, Dorais, De Oris, De Orris and many more.

Early Notables of the Doris family (pre 1700)

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Doris migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doris Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dennis Hugh and John Doris, who settled in Allegheny County in the 1840's
  • John Doris, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Dennis Doris, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Hugh Doris, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]

Doris migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Doris Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Doris, aged 19, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [2]
  • Matthew Doris, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • Ann Doris, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Contemporary Notables of the name Doris (post 1700)

  • William Doris (1860-1926), Irish politician, Member of Parliament, and co-founder of The Mayo News
  • Steven James Doris (b. 1988), Scottish footballer
  • Mrs. Sylvia Doris Martin M.B.E.,, British recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for public and political service [3]
  • Judith Doris Forst OC OBC (b. 1943), née Lumb, a Canadian mezzo-soprano
  • Cleo Doris Bouyer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961 [4]
  • Theresa Doris Jurkiewicz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944 [5]
  • Doris Day (1924-2019), born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, an American Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winning actress, singer, and animal rights activist, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004
  • Doris H. Boudreaux, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1952, 1956 [4]
  • Doris Sweetman, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1992
  • Doris Speed MBE (1899-1994), English actress, best known for her role as the snooty Mayoress of fictional Weatherfield and the landlady Annie Walker on Coronation Street

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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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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