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Early Origins of the Dorval family

The surname Dorval was first found in Limousin.

Early History of the Dorval family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorval research. Another 20 words (1 lines of text) covering the years 1798, 1800, 1815, 1836, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1856, 1900 and 1904 are included under the topic Early Dorval History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dorval Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dorval, Dorville, Dorvault, Dorvaux, Dorvilliers and others.

Early Notables of the Dorval family

Notable amongst the family was

  • Allan Dorval, a ballet master in Lonent. His wife Marie Dorval (1798-1849), née Delauney, became a famous actress around 1800 and was well known in the Paris area for her talents. Madame Louise Dorval...
  • P. Dorval, known under the name of Dorval-Valentino, finished his musical studies at the Paris Conservatory under the direction of Ponchard and Dorgoni and became a professor of voice at Versailles. F...

Dorval Ranking

In Quebec, Canada, the name Dorval is the 731st most popular surname. [1]


Canada Dorval migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dorval Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Claude Dorval, who was married in 1651 in Quebec
  • Jean Dorval, son of Claude and Marguerite, who married Madeleine Cloutier, daughter of Zacharie and Madeleine-Barbe, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 24th November 1679 [2]
Dorval Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Dorval, who was married in 1712 in St-Pierre-Ile-D'Orleans, Quebec
  • Charles Dorval, son of Jean and Madeleine, who married Madeleine Goddelin, daughter of Gabriel and Marie-Madeleine, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 5th April 1712 [2]
  • Joseph Dorval, son of Jean and Madeleine, who married Marie-Angélique Lambert, daughter of François and Marguerite, in Quebec on 20th February 1730 [2]
  • Pierre Dorval, son of Jean and Madeleine, who married Dorothée Langlois, daughter of Pierre and Angélique, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 1st February 1730 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Dorval, son of Jean-Baptiste and Élisabeth, who married Geneviève Crépeau, daughter of Robert and Madeleine, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 17th November 1732 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dorval (post 1700) +

  • Alain Dorval (1946-2024), French voice actor born as Alain Bergé
  • Napoleon Dorval, Canadian third head coach of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team
  • Anne Dorval (b. 1960), Canadian actress
  • Bernart Dorval, President and Chief of La Compagnie Laurentienne/Imperiale since 1990, who lives in Montreal


  1. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec, https://statistique.quebec.ca/en/document/family-names-in-quebec/tableau/the-first-1000-family-names-by-rank-quebec
  2. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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