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Dorian Family History

Dorian Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal and Down): variant of Doran . Romanian: from a short form of the personal name Teodorian derived from Teodor Greek Theodōros (see Theodore ). French: possibly a variant of Dorient patronymic with fused preposition d(e) ‘of’ from a personal name derived from Latin Orientius the name borne by a Christian Latin poet and martyr of the 5th century. Probably an Americanized form of Armenian Deroyan a variant of Derian .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dorrian, Dorman, Doran, Dorin, Doolan, Durian, Dorion, Derian, Dornon

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Where is the Dorian family from?

You can see how Dorian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorian family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorian families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Dorian family living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Dorian's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Dorian families in 1840.
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What did your Dorian ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dorian. 20% of Dorian men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Dorian women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorian were Stationary Engineer and Teacher. .

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stationary Engineer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Nurse
    19%
  • Machine Operator
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Dorian lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dorian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Dorian in 1951 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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