Doran Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Doran Family History

If you are conducting some Doran family history research then you can view the Doran coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Doran surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Doran and Dorrian are derived from the native Gaelic O'Deorain Sept that was one of the famous 'Seven Septs of Leix'. There are a number of variants including Dorran, Adorian, Dorran and Dorrian which is found in County Donegal.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Doran Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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