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Dorrington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Dorrington. One in Lincolnshire and one in Shropshire (near Woore) get the name from Old English Deoringtun ‘settlement (tun) associated with Deor(a)’ (see Dear); another in Shropshire (near Condover) was earlier Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

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


Similar surnames: Darrington, Norrington, Derrington, Harrington, Barrington

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Dorrington Family Origin

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Dorrington Family Occupations

What did your Dorrington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, grocer, Keeping House and Brush Mkr. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorrington. A less common occupation for the Dorrington family was Farmer. The most common Dorrington occupation in the USA was Grocer. 18% of Dorrington's were Grocers.

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  • Grocer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Brush Mkr.

    9%
  • Farmer

    9%

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

Dorrington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dorrington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorrington 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dorrington. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dorrington. For the veterans among your Dorrington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorrington Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorrington lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Dorrington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Dorrington in 1964 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorrington 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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