Submitted Name Save Type Surname (from occupation) Usage English, Scottish (?) Other Forms FormsDorrit? Edit Status Status [history·contributorshide contributors] Added 2/8/2004 by Danielle Durward Edited 11/2/2013 by babycrookston Meaning & History Means "guardian of the door, door-keeper" (cf. DURWARD). A fictional bearer of the surname is Quentin Durward, eponymous hero of the novel (1823) by Sir Walter Scott.