Dorsett Surname Origin
(Latin-Celtic + English) Belonging to Dorset, the Anglo-Saxon Dorsaet/Dornseat- ('on Dorsaetan/Dornsaetan') [Dor/Dorn- is the Latin-Celtic element seen in the Roman name of Dorchester, Durnovaria, which in Saxon times was called Dornwaracester/Dornwaraceaster, Dorncester/Dornceaster. The second element is the Old English saet-, set-, a seat, dwelling].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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