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Early Origins of the Dorney family
The surname Dorney was first found in Kerry (Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond
(14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland
, in Munster
province, where they held a family seat
as the Viscounts Clanmaurice seated at Abbeydorney. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Cork but the name is mostly found in Ulster
and here represented the first recorded reference to the name.
Early History of the Dorney family
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Dorney Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dorney, Torney, O'Dorney, O'Torney, Durney, O'Durney, Turney and many more.
Early Notables of the Dorney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dorney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dorney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edmund Dorney, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Dorney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Margaret Dorney, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1841
Contemporary Notables of the name Dorney (post 1700)
- Keith Dorney (b. 1957), from Allentown Pennsylvania is a former offensive lineman for the National Football League's Detroit Lions