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The Dorkin surname is a habitational name, originally taken on from the city of Durham, in northeastern England. This place name comes from the Old English "dun," meaning "hil."

Dorkin Early Origins



The surname Dorkin was first found in Dumfriesshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dorkin Spelling Variations


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Dorkin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durham, Durehame, Durrame, Dirom and others.

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Dorkin Early History


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Dorkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorkin research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1246 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Dorkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dorkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dorkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorkin In Ireland


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Dorkin In Ireland



Some of the Dorkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dorkin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Francis Dorkin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865

Dorkin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Dorkin, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • John Dorkin, aged 17, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dorkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dorkin (post 1700)



  • Evan Dorkin (b. 1965), American comics artist and writer, best known for his work on the comic books Milk and Cheese and Dork
  • Jack W. Dorkin (b. 1866), English professional footballer who played from 1883 to 1902

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ultra fert animus
Motto Translation: The mind bears onwards


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Dorkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dorkin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 November 2014 at 08:26.

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