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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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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

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