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Dory Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dorey. Hungarian (Dory): habitational name for someone from a place called Dör in Sopron county or Dér in Baranya county.

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


Similar surnames: Dery, Doby, Dore, Ory, Mory, Dobry, Lory, Dury, Mori, Dorn

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Where is the Dory family from?

You can see how Dory families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dory family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dory families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Dory families living in Kentucky. This was about 23% of all the recorded Dory's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Dory families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dory surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dory ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dory. 27% of Dory men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Dory women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dory were Proprietor and Seamstress.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Cook
    14%
  • Servant
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dory. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dory census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 992 immigration records available for the last name Dory. 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 Cards

There are 978 military records available for the last name Dory. For the veterans among your Dory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dory lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Dory in 1944 was 27, and 85 in 2004.

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