Dorland Family History

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Dorland Name Meaning

French: probably a variant of Douland, a habitational name for someone from Doullens in the Somme, from an old form of the place name.

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

Similar surnames: Morland, Dowland, Worland, Norland, Darland, Durand, Boland, Marland

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Dorland Family Origin

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Dorland Family Occupations

What did your Dorland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dorland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Dorland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dorland family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorland.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Dorland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dorland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dorland. For the veterans among your Dorland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorland Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorland lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dorland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dorland in 1952 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorland 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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