Dorrian Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Dorrian Family History

If you are conducting some Dorrian family history research then you can view the Dorrian 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 Dorrian surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Dorrian and Doran 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 is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Dorrian 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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