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The name Dort came to England with the ancestors of the Dort family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dort family lived in Devon, near the river Dart, from which the surname derives.

Dort Early Origins



The surname Dort was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Dort Spelling Variations


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Dort Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Dart, Darte, Darth and others.

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Dort Early History


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Dort Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dort research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Dort History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dort Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dort Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dort Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dort or a variant listed above:

Dort Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Chapman Dort, who landed in Virginia in 1705

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dort (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dort (post 1700)



  • Wakefield Dort, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Keene 3rd Ward; Elected 1938
  • Titus Dort (1806-1879), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1839, 1842, 1865-66 (Wayne County 1839, 1842, Wayne County 3rd District 1865-66); Member of Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1849-52
  • Ernest W. Dort, American Republican politician, Postmaster at San Diego, California, 1921-34

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Dort Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dort Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 September 2016 at 07:20.

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