Early Origins of the Dorton family
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.
Early History of 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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Migration of the Dorton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dorton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dorton (post 1700)
The Dorton 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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