Dorr Surname Origin
This name may have several significations, according to the language in which it was first given. Dorr, Gaelic, difficult, easily vexed. Dur, Gaelic, persevering, earnest, obstinate. Dorr, Icelandic, a spear. Dor, Cor. British, the earth; also dorre, to break. Doir, local, a woody place. Dar, Welsh, oak.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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