Dormyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the name Dormyn are thought to have come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Dormyn was used to indicate someone 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 Dormyn family
The surname Dormyn 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 Dormyn family
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Dormyn Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Dormyn has appeared as Dorman, Dorward, Doorman, Durward and others.
Early Notables of the Dormyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dormyn family to Ireland
Some of the Dormyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Dormyn family
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dormyn or a variant listed above: A Peter Dorman settled in Virginia in 1652. Sarah and Richard Dorman were included on passenger lists in 1656.