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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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Where is the Dorer family from?

You can see how Dorer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Dorer families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Dorer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dorer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dorer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dorer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Manager and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dorer. 18% of Dorer men worked as a Manager and 17% of Dorer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorer were Shipping Clerk and Secretary.

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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

  • Manager
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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