Show ContentsDormind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dormind was first used centuries ago in the region that was once the Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It was a name for 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 Dormind family

The surname Dormind 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. [1]

Early History of the Dormind family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dormind research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1228, 1452, 1478, 1511, 1636, 1572 and are included under the topic Early Dormind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dormind Spelling Variations

Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Dormind has been spelled Dorman, Dorward, Doorman, Durward and others.

Early Notables of the Dormind family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Dormind family to Ireland

Some of the Dormind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dormind family

These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Dormind were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: A Peter Dorman settled in Virginia in 1652. Sarah and Richard Dorman were included on passenger lists in 1656.



  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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