Dorer Family History

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Dorer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by the gate of a town or city, from Middle High German tor(e), Middle Low German dore ‘gate’, + the suffix -(e)r, denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Forer, Domer, Dore, Dobler, Doner, Doser, Horner, Sorber, Dorner

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Dorer Family Origin

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Dorer Family Occupations

What did your Dorer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dorer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Dorer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dorer family was Engineer. Farmer, Barber and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorer.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Carpenter

  • Engineer


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

Dorer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dorer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorer 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 631 immigration records available for the last name Dorer. 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 899 military records available for the last name Dorer. For the veterans among your Dorer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorer Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dorer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dorer in 1963 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorer 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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