Last name: DORMER

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DORMER : This last name is indexed 30,986 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DORMER : 1: English (of Norman origin): nickname for a lazy man or a sleepyhead from Old French dormeur ‘sleeper sluggard’ (from Latin dormitor from dormire ‘to sleep’).2: Irish (Kilkenny): when not of the same origin as 1 above this is a shortened Anglicized form of the Donegal name Ó Díorma a shortened form of Ó Duibhdhíormaigh ‘descendant of Duibhdhíormach’ a personal name composed of Gaelic dubh ‘black’ + díormach ‘trooper’.3: German (Dörmer): occupational name for a watchman on a tower (of a castle or town) from an agent derivative of Middle Low German torn or Middle High German turn ‘tower’. Compare Dermer and Dorner.

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