Dorwart Family History

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Dorwart Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper, from Middle Low German dor, Middle High German tor + wart ‘guard’. Variant of Scottish Dorward.

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

Similar surnames: Dorward, Dewart, Dorer, Dollar, Banwart, Hoffart, Dobbert, Dukart

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Dorwart Family Origin

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Dorwart Family Occupations

What did your Dorwart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dorwart family was Shoe Maker. The most common Dorwart occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 12% of Dorwart's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorwart.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Plasterer

  • Shoe Maker


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

Dorwart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dorwart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorwart 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 219 immigration records available for the last name Dorwart. 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 671 military records available for the last name Dorwart. For the veterans among your Dorwart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorwart Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorwart lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dorwart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Dorwart in 1949 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorwart

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorwart 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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