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Dorton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire named Dorton, from Old English dor ‘narrow pass’ + tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Gorton, Horton, Norton, Lorton, Morton, Forton, Worton, Orton, Porten

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Dorton Family Origin

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Dorton Family Occupations

What did your Dorton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dorton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Dorton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dorton family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorton.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Dorton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dorton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorton 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 571 immigration records available for the last name Dorton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dorton. For the veterans among your Dorton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorton Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dorton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Dorton in 1942 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorton 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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