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Doersam Name Meaning

North German (Dörsam): of uncertain derivation, but possibly a nickname from Middle Low German dor ‘fool’, ‘mentally ill person’ + the adjectival suffix -sam.

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


Similar surnames: Dorsch, Wersal, Doerksen, Dorst, Ehrsam, Roers, Deerman, Moers, Diers

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Doersam Family Origin

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Doersam Family Occupations

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In 1880, Butcher, Cabinet Finisher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doersam. A less common occupation for the Doersam family was Cooper. The most common Doersam occupation in the USA was Butcher. 14% of Doersam's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

    14%
  • Cabinet Finisher

    14%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Cooper

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Doersam ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Doersam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Doersam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doersam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Doersam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Doersam. For the veterans among your Doersam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doersam Life Expectancy

What is the average Doersam lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Doersam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Doersam in 1957 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doersam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doersam ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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