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Dorning Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire and Cheshire): unexplained. Probably an altered form of German Dornig, which is probably a nickname for someone with a sharp tongue, from an adjectival derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German dorn ‘thorn’. The suffixes -ig and -ing were often interchanged in Pennsylvania German and elsewhere. The name may also refer to a sloe bush.

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

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Dorning Family Origin

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Dorning Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    29%
  • 1 Sister Of Charity

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and 1 Sister Of Charity were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorning. The most common Dorning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Dorning's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dorning family was Farming.

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Dorning Life Expectancy

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