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Dora Name Meaning

Hungarian: from the female personal name Dóra, a short form of Dorottya, Hungarian form of Dorothy. Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name of unknown meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Bora, Mora, Doro, Dura, Dort, Lora, Dara, Nora, Dona, Kara

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Where is the Dora family from?

You can see how Dora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dora families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Dora families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Dora's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dora families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dora surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dora. 21% of Dora men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Dora women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dora were Proprietor and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    11%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Dora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dora census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dora. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Dora lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Dora in 1945 was 59, and 71 in 2004.

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