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Dorris surname origin

Posted: 19 Apr 2000 2:27PM GMT
Edited: 23 Nov 2001 2:29PM GMT
In regard to the passage in the Burns poem, I have heard it but do not know what the word there means. Somewhere in a reference I came across the etymology of the name as being Gaelic (common to Scotland and Ireland) as being from something like "dhu ros" (black promontory) or "dhu ros" a personal name meaning "black Ross", "ross" meaning "raven", I believe. I once did a search by computer of British phone listings of the name, apparently not including Northern Ireland, that showed 17 listings, 9 of them in Scotland. There is a hamlet shown on Scottish maps on the coast north of Edinburgn named "Durris", probably the same word.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
MWilliams1049 22 Mar 2000 7:35PM GMT 
Peggy 31 Mar 2000 5:19AM GMT 
Dave Dorris 12 Apr 2000 8:41PM GMT 
DBurns2081 19 Apr 2000 8:27PM GMT 
Roy E Dorris 8 Jun 2000 7:32PM GMT 
DBurns2081 16 Jun 2000 9:37PM GMT 
lowrydorris 17 Jun 2000 1:04AM GMT 
DBurns2081 19 Jun 2000 7:43PM GMT 
NBOLDIN 13 Jul 2000 7:29PM GMT 
Dave Dorris 15 Jul 2000 12:42AM GMT 
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