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Dorley Family History

Dorley Name Meaning

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

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3,238 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
468 Military Records
1,182 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Dorley Families

  • Number of Dorley families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dorley families
     28 - 53
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Dorley last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dorley census records

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Dorley Family Origin

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Dorley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Dorley

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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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Dorley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dorley census records

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Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Dorley Civil War Service Records

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