Dora Family History

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Dora Name Meaning

Hungarian: from the female personal name Dóra, a short form of Dorottya, Hungarian form of Dorothy. Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Bora, Mora, Doro, Dura, Dort, Lora, Dara, Nora, Dona, Kara

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Dora Family Origin

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Dora Family Occupations

What did your Dora ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dora occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Dora's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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

Dora Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Dora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dora 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dora. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dora. For the veterans among your Dora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dora Life Expectancy

What is the average Dora lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Dora in 1945 was 59, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dora 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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