Dorton Family History

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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 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dorton. 22% of Dorton men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Dorton women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorton were Farming and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Seamstress
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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

What is the average Dorton lifespan?

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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