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Doerksen Family History

Doerksen Name Meaning
North German (Dörksen): patronymic from a Low German form of Dietrich.

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

29,368 Historical Documents with Doerksen on Ancestry
4,473 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
120 Military Records
591 Immigration Records
5,280 Census and Voter Lists
18,904 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Doerksen Families

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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1851 Canada Census Data

Doerksen census records

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Doerksen Family Origin

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Doerksen Immigration Information (CA)

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Doerksen Family Occupations

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Military Service by Doerksen

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