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Dorris Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Dorris can be very difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Dorris may be difficult to determine depending on whether the family name came in to being naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Dorris Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Dorris come may come from a craft, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these profession-based surnames can be a profession in another language. Because of this it is useful to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many names like Dorris come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Dorris were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Dorris. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Dorris name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Names like Dorris vary in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries across time.

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