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Dortch Early Origins



The surname Dortch was first found in Silesia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Dortch Spelling Variations


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Dortch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dorst, Dorste, Duerst, Duerste, Durste, Derst, Dorsts and many more.

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Dortch Early History


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Dortch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dortch research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dortch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dortch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dortch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dortch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dortch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Dortch, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dortch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dortch (post 1700)



  • William Theophilus Dortch (1824-1889), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Legislature, 1852-60; Senator from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1876; Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1879-85
  • William P. Dortch, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Smyrna, 1916-17
  • W. T. Dortch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912
  • Thomas W. Dortch Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1996

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sperare et Resignare
Motto Translation: Hope and resign


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Dortch Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dortch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dortch 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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