Subject: Re: Trying to find origins of surname Dorbert
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: September 15, 2007 at 11:18 PM
Reply to: Re: Trying to find origins of surname Dorbert by Jim Young

If you go to www.telefonbuch.de you will find the following:

85 x Dorbert in Germany
0 x Thorbert
0 x Torbert
393 x Thor
17 x Thorwald

THORBERT is not listed in Foerstemann’s Altdeutsches Namenbuch (he only has Thorbod; I don’t have the entry DOR, as I didn’t copy all the pages, but there would be a reference under THOR).

ROROLF/DOROLF is mentioned in H.Kaufmanns supplementary volume (1968), but again no DORBERT.

Still I agree to the interpretation “thor” + “beraht.” We probably won’t have to think too hard about the combination of the two, as there often is no semantic connection between name elements.

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