Dorr Family History

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Dorr Name Meaning

German (Dörr): variant of Dürr (see Durr).

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

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

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Dorr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dorr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dorr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Dorr Family Origin

Where is the Dorr family from?

Dorr Family Occupations

What did your Dorr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dorr family was Carpenter. The most common Dorr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Dorr's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorr.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dorr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dorr Historical Records

What Dorr family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Dorr Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorr ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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