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Dohr Name Meaning

North German: topographic names for someone who lived by the gates of a town or city (see Thor).

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


Similar surnames: Dohrn, Mohr, Rohr, Gohr, Wehr, Ohr, Bohr, Sohr, Bahr, Door

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Where is the Dohr family from?

You can see how Dohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dohr family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dohr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Dohr families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Dohr's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Dohr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dohr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dohr. 28% of Dohr men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Dohr women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dohr were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Salesman
    28%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Secretary
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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What Dohr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dohr 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 407 immigration records available for the last name Dohr. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 641 military records available for the last name Dohr. For the veterans among your Dohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dohr lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dohr in 1963 was 69, and 84 in 2004.

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