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.
Important Dates for the Dortch family
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Dortch Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dorst, Dorste, Duerst, Duerste, Durste, Derst, Dorsts and many more.
Early Notables of the Dortch family (pre 1700)
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Dortch migration to the United States
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 
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 
David Dortch Warriner (1929-1986), United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Helen Dortch Longstreet (1863-1962), American author and feminist, better known as the "Fighting Lady"
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, September 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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