Dormynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Dalriadan people were the ancestors of the first to use the name Dormynd. 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 Dormynd family

The surname Dormynd 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 Dormynd family

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Dormynd Spelling Variations

Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Dormynd has been spelled Dorman, Dorward, Doorman, Durward and others.

Early Notables of the Dormynd family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Dormynd family to Ireland

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

Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dormynd were among those contributors: 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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