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Dorr Family History

Dorr Name Meaning

German (Dörr): variant of Dürr (see Durr ). Compare Doerr . English: probably a variant of Dore . Irish: variant of Durr

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Doerr, Dirr, Derr, Darr, Durr, Norr, Porr, Door, Dow, Dorf

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Where is the Dorr family from?

You can see how Dorr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Dorr families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Dorr's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dorr families in 1840.
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What did your Dorr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dorr. 16% of Dorr men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Dorr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorr 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Dorr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorr. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Dorr. For the veterans among your Dorr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dorr lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dorr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dorr in 1944 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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