Said to be the origin of the Irish surname Doran (one of the Seven Septs).
Where did you find the extra info, Neil? (Beyond that which O'Kelly has.)
Scríobh Neil McLeod:
> My understanding is that the legal connotation of ‘deorad’ is an Irish
> person from outside a particular kingdom (túath). They are generally, I
> believe, currently resident in that kingdom (or otherwise there on
> legitimate business), and therefore under the protection of (i.e.
> dependent on) someone it in. For example, they may be there as a
> mercenary hired in to bolster the local king's forces, or as a person
> (the ‘cú glas’) who has ‘followed his wife’s arse across the border’, as
> the law text says...
Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991)
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
Bhóthair, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire.
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