The surname Dorton 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 Dorton family
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Dorton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dorst, Dorste, Duerst, Duerste, Durste, Derst, Dorsts and many more.
Early Notables of the Dorton family (pre 1700)
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Dorton migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dorton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Anne Dorton, who arrived in Maryland in 1675-1680 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dorton (post 1700)
Jean M. Dorton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008 
Robert Dorton (b. 1951), American professional football player
Richard Dorton, American actor, stuntman and coordinator
Randy Dorton (1954-2004), American chief engine builder for Hendrick Motorsports
William Dorton (b. 1962), English professional footballer
^ 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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