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This name, with variant spellings Dorran, Dorrian and O'D(e)oran, is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic O'Deoradhain (modern Irish O' Deorain). The Gaelic prefix "o" indicates "male descendant of", plus the personal byname "Deorain", from "deoradh", an exile, wanderer or stranger. The Dorans were one of the seven septs of Leix (O' Doran, O' Devoy, O' Dowling, McEvoy, O' Kelly, O' Lalor, and O' Moore) 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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Cyndi Dorrian Chmura

Hi Rose. I could be an ancient Ancester. My great grandparents immigrated thru Canada. They had names such as John, William, Leroy Dorrian. I can't find any info from where they originated. Any info on that?


Rose Dorrian ballybofey co donegal


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