Dormon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Dormon 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 Dormon family
The surname Dormon 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 Dormon family
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Dormon 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 Dormon has been spelled Dorman, Dorward, Doorman, Durward and others.
Early Notables of the Dormon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dormon family to Ireland
Some of the Dormon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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 Dormon were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Dormon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century