Heraldry: Dorng

Title-DorngEach family connects hundreds of people to form an intricate pattern of ancestors and descendants.  Our origins span the world, our families come from all religions and ways of life.  The common thread of Heraldry links many cultures and establishes the foundations of a Surname before words were a common understanding and images demonstrated a basic understanding to the populace.

This page represents the following Surnames: Dorng.  Doring.

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Dorn from the Swedish English Dictionary

The name is possibly taken from the Swedish word ‘Dorn’, which is a noun meaning ‘Mandrel or Mandril’.


A mandrel (pronounced /ˈmændrɨl/, and also spelled mandril; in American English also called an arbor) is either an object used to shape machined work; a tool component that grips or clamps materials to be machined; or a tool component that can be used to grip other moving tool components.

Doring Name Meaning and History

English: patronymic from Dear.

German (Döring): see Doering.

Doering Name Meaning and History

Ethnic name for someone from Thuringia (German Thüringen). The region is named from its former occupation by the T(h)uringii, a Germanic tribe.

From a personal name based on cognate of turren ‘to dare’.

Dorin Name Meaning and History

French: from a pet form of the personal name Théodore (see Theodore).

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Slavicized form of Dorn.

Theodore Name Meaning and History

French (Théodore) and English: from the personal name Théodore (Greek Theodoros, a compound of theos ‘God’ + doron ‘gift’), which was relatively popular in the Middle Ages because of its auspicious meaning. There was considerable confusion with the Germanic personal name Theodoric (see Terry). As an American family name, it has also absorbed various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Theodorakis, Theodoropoulos.

Dorn Name Meaning and History

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or thorn hedge, from Middle High German dorn ‘thorn’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Dorn ‘thorn’.

Czech: see Dornak.

Dornak Name Meaning and History

Czech (also Dornák) and Slovak (Dornák): from the female personal name Dorotha or Dorothea, Czech equivalents of Dorothy.

Dorothy Name Meaning and History

adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dorchiadhe (see Darcy).

Perhaps also an Americanized form of some European family name, for example French Dorothée, derived from a Greek female name composed of the elements doron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as Theodora, but in reverse order).

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Surname References from:
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
Encyclopedia of Surnames, John Ayto, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, ISBN 978 0 7136 8144 4
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