Dorey Family History
Dorey Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English dorre dori ‘golden’ (Old French doré) probably denoting someone with golden blond hair. As a noun this word was used for the fish now known as the John Dorey also for golden-colored brocade and a yellow sauce or glaze. Any of these senses could have contributed to the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022