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Dormand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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"

Early Origins of the Dormand family


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.

Early History of the Dormand family


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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.

Early Notables of the Dormand family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dormand family to Ireland


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Migration of the Dormand family to the New World and Oceana


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

Contemporary Notables of the name Dormand (post 1700)


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

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