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Doren Name Meaning

German (Dören): habitational name from any of the places named Döhren, in Hannover and Westphalia (several), or a shortened form of various compound names beginning with Doren-, for example Dorenberg, Dorendorff. Possibly Dutch: reflex of Doorn with epenthesis.

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


Similar surnames: Oren, Dolen, Duren, Toren, Dorn, Drew, Dore, Moren, Horen, Koren

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Where is the Doren family from?

You can see how Doren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doren families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Doren families living in New Jersey. This was about 31% of all the recorded Doren's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Doren families in 1840.
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What did your Doren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doren. 15% of Doren men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Doren women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doren were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Doren. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Doren. For the veterans among your Doren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doren lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Doren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Doren in 1963 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

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