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Dorcas Family History

Dorcas Name Meaning
Irish or English: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

36,363 Historical Documents with Dorcas on Ancestry.com
7,826 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
256 Military Records
213 Immigration Records
4,049 Census and Voter Lists
24,019 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dorcas Families

  • Number of Dorcas families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dorcas families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Dorcas last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dorcas census records

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Dorcas Family Origin

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Dorcas Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Dorcas families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Dorcas

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dorcas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dorcas census records

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Dorcas Civil War Service Records

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