Scotland. It was a name for a person who worked as a door attendant. The name is also a nickname type of surname derived from the Old English word deore, which means "beloved", and "man"
Early Origins of the Dorward family
Fife, the name Dorman is derived from the word door-ward. This official hereditary position involved being the door attendant to the King of Scotland. The office of door-ward to the king was a very honorable one and was passed on in the powerful family of de Lundin Fife. The first who took his name from this office was Thomas de Lundyn in 1204. His son, Alan Durward, was one of the greatest names in Scottish history in the thirteenth century.
Early History of the Dorward family
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Dorward Spelling Variations
spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Dorman, Dorward, Doorman, Durward and others.
Early Notables of the Dorward family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dorward family to Ireland
Some of the Dorward family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dorward family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dorward family emigrate to North America:
Dorward Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dorward (post 1700)
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