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Where is the Dorothy family from?
You can see how Dorothy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorothy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorothy families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Dorothy families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Dorothy's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dorothy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dorothy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dorothy. 21% of Dorothy men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Dorothy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorothy were Clerk and Stenographer. .