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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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Where is the Dorland family from?

You can see how Dorland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Dorland families living in New York. This was about 46% of all the recorded Dorland's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dorland families in 1840.
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What did your Dorland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dorland. 18% of Dorland men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Dorland women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorland were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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