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Dorothy Name Meaning

adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dorchiadhe (see Darcy). Perhaps also an Americanized form of some European family name, for example French Dorothée, derived from a Greek female name composed of the elements doron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as Theodora, but in reverse order).

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

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Dorothy Family Origin

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Dorothy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeps House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Dorothy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Dorothy's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorothy. A less common occupation for the Dorothy family was Keeps House.

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Dorothy Life Expectancy

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