Doran Family History

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Doran Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deoradháin ‘descendant of Deoradhán’, a byname representing a diminutive of deoradh ‘pilgrim’, ‘stranger’, ‘exile’. English: variant of Durant.

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

Similar surnames: Dorgan, Dornan, Toran, Moran, Foran, Horan, Boran, Dolan, Corgan

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Doran Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Doran name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Doran. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Doran Family Origin

Where is the Doran family from?

Doran Family Occupations

What did your Doran ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Doran occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Doran's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Doran family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doran.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Doran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 162,000 census records available for the last name Doran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doran 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Doran. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Doran. For the veterans among your Doran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doran Life Expectancy

What is the average Doran lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Doran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Doran in 1943 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doran 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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