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Dort Name Meaning

German: possibly from Dorten, a metronymic from the female personal name Dorothea (see Dorothy). Dutch: habitational name from a reduced form of Dordrecht.

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


Similar surnames: Dora, Kort, Doro, Dott, Ort, Dore, Dorst, Dorn, Dost, Mort

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Where is the Dort family from?

You can see how Dort families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dort family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dort families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Dort families living in New Hampshire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Dort's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Dort families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dort surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dort ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dort. 28% of Dort men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Dort women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dort were Farm Hand and Housekeeper.

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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
    28%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Farm Hand
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    26%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dort 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dort. 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 847 military records available for the last name Dort. For the veterans among your Dort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dort lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Dort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Dort in 1958 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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