Dorval Family History

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Dorval Name Meaning

French: habitational name, with the preposition d(e) ‘from’, from either of two places named Orval: in Cher and Manche.

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

Similar surnames: Dorta, Portal, Coval, Toral, Corral, Belval, Devol, Morea, Dormer

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Dorval Family Origin

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Dorval Family Occupations

What did your Dorval ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dorval family was Keeps House. The most common Dorval occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Dorval's were Laborers. Laborer, Blacksmith and Florist Proprietor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorval.

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  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Florist Proprietor

  • Keeps House


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

Dorval Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dorval. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorval 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 667 immigration records available for the last name Dorval. 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 737 military records available for the last name Dorval. For the veterans among your Dorval ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorval Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorval lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Dorval life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Dorval in 1960 was 36, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorval

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorval 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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