Dorward Family History

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Dorward Name Meaning

Scottish: status name from Old English duru-weard ‘doorkeeper’, ‘porter’. In medieval Scotland the office of king’s doorward was one of considerable honor. Americanized form of German Dorwart.

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


Similar surnames: Dorwart, Forward, Dormer, Dollar, Howard, Dorland, Dollard, Coward

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Dorward Family Origin

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Dorward Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Works In Factory

    19%
  • Brick Mason

    6%
  • Brickmason

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dorward family was Brickmason. Farmer, Works In Factory and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorward. The most common Dorward occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Dorward's were Farmers.

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Dorward Life Expectancy

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