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This interesting surname, with variant spellings Dorran, Dorrian and O'D(e)oran, is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "O'Deoradhain" (modern Irish "O'Deorain"). The name is derived from the Gaelic prefix "O", indicating "grandson" or "male descendant of", and the personal byname "Deorain", from "deoradh", an exile, wanderer or stranger. The Dorans were one of the seven septs of Leix (O' Devoy, O' Dowling, McEvoy, O' Kelly, O' Lalor and O' Moore being the other six), and they were known as "the great Brehan family of Leinster". The word "brehan" refers to the Gaelic legal system in force before the Norman Invasion on which the family was expert...

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Carl Doran

I am Carl T Doran my Father Carl T Doran his father Sherwood T Doran His father Carl T Doran his father Samuel T Doran


22 Dec 1794 to 15 Nov 1888

Mary Doran

Hi cousins! My Doran family came from Castledermot and Bolton in County Kildare before immigrating to New York City, USA. Contact me if this sounds remotely familiar. And have a great day!

Rosemary Powell

Hi, I’m Rosemary Doran (married Powell). My Dad was Scottish but great grandfather was from Belfast I believe (Joseph Doran)

dan McGettigan

Good Day Ed: My Mother was a Doran--Grandfather from Kilkenny--some of our Doran Relatives arrived in St. John's, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador) ,around 1900 or earlier. Don't know much about them--dan McGettigan St. John's,NL

Lee Doran

Hi Lee Doran is my name. Family came from Ireland in the 1940's. Arthur Doran grandfather, moved to Australia. My father born in 1943 Trevor Doran was the eldest of 5 orphaned children. He passed when I was only 7 leaving me with little knowledge of my family. I would like to connect. Also looking for Anthony Doran. Born in the 1940's not sure what year.

mack doran

hi i am mack doran and would love to know more about meh family

Doran Ward

My Irish ancestor was Jane Doran from Fermoy in Cork, Ireland. She was born in 1847 and emigrated to New York in 1863 in time to see Lincoln's funeral cortege. Her brother Jeremiah came here closer to the turn of the century, but moved to California.. She was my grandmother's grandmother, both very loved. My mother Jane remembered her fondly,and named me for her. My first name is Doran.

Dallas Doran

Hi, I live in Cape Town South Africa having emigrated from the UK in 1962. My parents, now deceased, were Reginald and Pam Doran from London

Gavin Doran

My grandfather is Peter Doran and Father is Michael Doran from Newry, County Down. Paternal fatherline haplogroup is M-222, apparently that of Niall and the Nine hostages. Very interested in researching exactly what Doran means as a name and why it was given.

Julianne Doran

Hi ya I am Julianne Doran, married now and have changed my surname. But maiden name is Doran. Originally from Kilkenny. My father Michael Doran from limerick. Would love to know more on my dad's family surname.


James Doran, Revolutionary War veteran, died 1799 in Washington County, Virginia. May have been born in 1738 in Ferns, County Wexford. Seeking confirmation or refutation. Son ALexander Doran, also served in American Revolution, a Major in War of 1812, born in Maryland, 1760, died in 1814 or 1815 in Johnson County, Tennessee.

Cathleen Brown

Hi, my name is Cathleen Doran Brown. My Doran Family hails from Dungannon Ireland. William Doran is my great-great grandfather. He and his wife, Jane (Jenny) migrated first from Dungannon to Vermont and then established in Niagara Falls Canada. William's parents, according to a family Bible, were William and Bessie ORR Doran. I cannot find any records for them :(

Annette Doran

Hi My grandparents and great grandparents were from Blessington area co Wicklow I would love to hear from any possible relatives Thank You


Richard Doran here in Kenmare, Co. Kerry IE.

Edward Doran

Hi Doran's contact me!


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