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Dorman Family History

Dorman Name Meaning
English: from the Old English personal name Deormann, composed of Old English deor (see Dear) + mann ‘man’. This surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century; sometimes it is found as a variant of Dornan.German (Dormann): occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper or topographic name for someone who lived by the gate of a town or city. Compare Dorer, Dorwart.Hungarian (Dormán): from the old secular personal name Dormán.Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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

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Name Distribution of Dorman Families

  • Number of Dorman families
     106 - 209
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dorman families
     73 - 143
     25 - 72
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dorman families
     44 - 86
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dorman Family Origin

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Dorman Immigration Information

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Dorman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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