× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017


Dormand is a name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It is a name for a person who worked as a door attendant. The name is also a nickname type of surname derived from the Old English word deore, which means "beloved", and "man"

Dormand Early Origins



The surname Dormand was first found in Fife, the name Dorman is derived from the word door-ward. This official hereditary position involved being the door attendant to the King of Scotland. The office of door-ward to the king was a very honorable one and was passed on in the powerful family of de Lundin Fife. The first who took his name from this office was Thomas de Lundyn in 1204. His son, Alan Durward, was one of the greatest names in Scottish history in the thirteenth century.

Close

Dormand Spelling Variations


Expand

Dormand Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Dormand has been spelled Dorman, Dorward, Doorman, Durward and others.

Close

Dormand Early History


Expand

Dormand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dormand research. Another 425 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1228, 1452, 1478, 1511, and 1636 are included under the topic Early Dormand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Dormand Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Dormand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dormand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Dormand In Ireland


Expand

Dormand In Ireland



Some of the Dormand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Dormands to arrive on North American shores:

Dormand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archy Dormand, aged 63, who settled in America from Middlesboro, England, in 1899
  • Mary Dormand, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States from Middlesboro, England, in 1899

Dormand Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward M. Dormand, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Hartlepool, England, in 1909
  • Margaret A. Dormand, aged 25, who landed in America from Hartlepool, England, in 1909
  • Letitia M. Dormand, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Forest Hall, England, in 1911
  • Ellen Dormand, aged 35, who landed in America from Hartlepool, England, in 1912
  • Walter Horace Dormand, aged 47, who landed in America from London, England, in 1914

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Dormand (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Dormand (post 1700)



  • John "Jack" Donkin Dormand (1919-2003), Baron Dormand of Easington, British educationist and Labour Party politician

Close

Dormand Family Crest Products


Expand

Dormand Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    11. ...

    The Dormand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dormand 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 28 May 2012 at 09:40.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest