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Early Origins of the Dorris family


The surname Dorris was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. They held a family seat in D'Oris, in the department of Isere, in the canton of Entraigues a community from which they take their name. The name was connected with an ancient Indo Euopean Swiss race which migrated to the region from Thessalie in the 13th century. The family were well established in the region of the Rhone in south eastern France and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Dorris family


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Dorris Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: D'Oris, Doris, Dorris, Dorries, Dorrisse, Dorais, De Oris, De Orris and many more.

Early Notables of the Dorris family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dorris family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorris Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Dorris, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1881
  • Barney Dorris, aged 15, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65Q-V3K : 6 December 2014), Barney Dorris, 01 Jun 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Dorris, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BW-XYS : 6 December 2014), John Dorris, 05 Jun 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Dorris Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leon Dorris, aged 2, originally from Antwerp, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX6Q-VJ9 : 6 December 2014), Leon Dorris, 13 Oct 1900; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas P. Dorris, aged 58, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Algiers, Algeria [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DD-5ML : 6 December 2014), Thomas P. Dorris, 14 Jul 1920; citing departure port Algiers, Algeria, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Anne Dorris, aged 19, originally from Esker, Co. Longford, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X5-JTT : 6 December 2014), Mary Anne Dorris, 17 Jul 1920; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Dorris (post 1700)


  • George Dorris (b. 1930), American dance historian, educator, editor, and writer
  • Andy Dorris (b. 1951), retired American professional football player
  • Michael Anthony Dorris (1945-1997), American novelist and scholar, the first Chair of the Native American Studies program at Dartmouth
  • George Preston Dorris, American founder of The Dorris Motor Car Company in 1906, the company closed in 1926
  • Harry W. Dorris, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Catherine Dorris Norrell (1901-1981), American politician, U.S. Representative from Arkansas (1961-1963), the wife of her predecessor William F. Norrell
  • Catherine Dorris Norrell (1901-1981), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1961-63 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dorris Estelle Bowdon (1914-2005), American actress, best known for her role as Rosasharn in The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65Q-V3K : 6 December 2014), Barney Dorris, 01 Jun 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BW-XYS : 6 December 2014), John Dorris, 05 Jun 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX6Q-VJ9 : 6 December 2014), Leon Dorris, 13 Oct 1900; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DD-5ML : 6 December 2014), Thomas P. Dorris, 14 Jul 1920; citing departure port Algiers, Algeria, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X5-JTT : 6 December 2014), Mary Anne Dorris, 17 Jul 1920; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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