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Subject: Re: Dornin?
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: April 3, 2007 at 6:44:52 AM
Reply to: Dornin? by Matt
Dornin is an Irish surname, though that doesn't rule out the possibility of its independent existence in other languages and cultures.
There are three possible Irish language originals - Ó Doirnín and Ó Duirnín, which I think are likely to be two versions of the same surname; and Ó Dornáin, which may or may not be a third version of the same name. All belong to the province of Ulster, and all are ancestral names based on the word DORN, meaning "fist".
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  • Dornin? - Matt  Apr 1 2007, 2:50:48 PM
    • Re: Dornin? - Jim Young  Apr 3 2007, 6:44:52 AM