James H. Doore's Blog – April 2011 Archive (1)

Door, Doore, Dore, Dorr names

Many of the "Door's" found in Maine and New Hampshire may very well be descended from Richard Door of Portsmouth, NH. Before the early 1800's it was commonly spelled Door in the early sources - sometime after 1800 more common spelling changed to Dore, Doar, Dorr, or Doore; few families in the Maine/New Hampshire area kept Door.

My own GGG grandfather Joel Door was married (to Hannah Hussey) in Shapleigh, ME in 1800 as Door, moved north to Harmony, ME where the town record used Doore…

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Added by James H. Doore on April 30, 2011 at 7:46pm — 12 Comments

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