|Subject:||Re: Dorrit (f., English)|
|Author:||Cleveland Kent Evans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||March 11, 2009 at 10:30:13 AM|
|Reply to:||Dorrit (f., English) by Lumia|
I cannot find that spelling in my surname dictionaries, but Reaney & Wilson's A Dictionary of English Surnames does give Dorrett as a surname which is one of the variations of Durward or Dorwood, all going back to Old English duru-weard, meaning "doorkeeper" or "porter."
Perhaps that's what Dickens was thinking of.
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