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DORRIS: Irish or French???

DORRIS: Irish or French???

Christine (View posts)
Posted: 960709532000
I have been told my ancesters were
from Ireland, however, many sources
report Dorris to be a french name.
Can anyone clarify this????

Origin and Meaning of Dorris

Gary Radcliffe (View posts)
Posted: 960989663000
Post your query to the experts at:
I was unable to find the origin in my
reference material. The DOR could be
from the Frfench for "golden" but more
likely from an old Anglo-Saxon name.
There are also Irish and perhaps Scottish
origins of the name.

Gary Radcliffe (A Dorris descendant)

Dorris Family

Martha Poush (View posts)
Posted: 961314594000
My grandmother was a Dorris from Illinois.I have research back to Ireland.My 5-great grandfather was Joses Dorris from Down Co. Ireland.He and 7 sons came to Baltimore and scattered.One son was in the revolutionary war.He was my lineage.

Dorris name

Gary Radcliffe (View posts)
Posted: 961324919000
Thanks for the info!
Dave Dorris

Dorris Name

Christine (View posts)
Posted: 961946314000
Gary: Thank you for your response.
I am having great difficulty with the
Dorris line in my family. I sincerely
appreciate the information.

Christine (A Dorris Decendant)


Christine (View posts)
Posted: 961946464000
Hi! If I am able to tie into any
similar info on my Dorris line, I
will post a message for you.


Don Babcock (View posts)
Posted: 965830674000
I have ancestors in Breese, Clinton, Illinois named "Dorries" from Germany. I have noticed in records like the U.S. Census, their name was often misspelled as "Dorris." This could be a key to some of your research problems.

Re: Dorris Family

Posted: 1032089751000
Classification: Query
My great-grandparents came out west from Pocahontes, Il.
I would appreciate any information you could supply on the 7 brothers and back to Ireland. I am trying to connect the more recent history to the original family line.
Thank you for your help,
Danneen Dorris Schulze

Re: Dorris/Dorries

Posted: 1054662319000
Classification: Query
My grandfather Herman Louis Dorris was born in Illinois in 1871. Both his parents came from Germany. Any info appreciated.
Fred Dorris

Re: DORRIS: Irish or French???

Posted: 1289752702000
Classification: Query
When I was young my grandfather Albert Augusta Dorries from Wangelstedt, Germany had told me that the Dorries were originally from France and migrated to Germany.
Gregg Dorries
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