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Dorta Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: topographic name from the preposition d(e) ‘from’ + horta ‘garden’ (from Latin hortus) or a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called with this word in Portugal and Galicia (Spain).

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

Similar surnames: Horta, Orta, Porta, Cotta, Mora, Porto, Rota, Nora, Dorst, Dort

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Where is the Dorta family from?

You can see how Dorta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Dorta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Dorta families living in Michigan. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dorta's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Dorta families in 1920.
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What did your Dorta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Operator and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dorta. 28% of Dorta men worked as an Operator and 100% of Dorta women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

  • Operator
  • Labrador
  • Musician
  • Stitcher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dorta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorta 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 Dorta. 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 112 military records available for the last name Dorta. For the veterans among your Dorta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dorta lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dorta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Dorta in 1963 was 87, and 67 in 2004.

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