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Subject: Re: Trying to find origins of surname Dorbert
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: September 14, 2007 at 5:29:44 AM
Reply to: Re: Trying to find origins of surname Dorbert by genis
I was thinking along the same lines, and also struggling with Dor. I was wondering if it might represent the Old Germanic Thor which occurs in some English surnames in various forms; Thirkettle, Torode, Thorburn, etc.
I believe the early medieval German form of Thor was Donar, which makes this explanation less likely. Anyway I don't know of any German surnames that incorporate the name Thor, however spelt. Maybe someone with a knowledge of German can clarify.
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