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Dorantes Name Meaning

Spanish: apparently a variant of Durantes, Durántez, a patronymic from the personal name Durant (see Durant, Durante).

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


Similar surnames: Orantes, Morante, Durante, Brandes, Abrantes, Dantes, Oates, Coates

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Where is the Dorantes family from?

You can see how Dorantes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorantes family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Dorantes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Dorantes families living in Texas. This was about 18% of all the recorded Dorantes's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Dorantes families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dorantes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dorantes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Dorantes. 60% of Dorantes men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Labor
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 942 immigration records available for the last name Dorantes. 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 38 military records available for the last name Dorantes. For the veterans among your Dorantes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dorantes lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dorantes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dorantes in 1957 was 34, and 55 in 2004.

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