Dorch Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps a nickname from Gaelic dorch ‘dark’.

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


Similar surnames: Dolch, Horch, Korch, Dorsch, Couch, Drach, Vorce, Duch, Touch, Pouch

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Dorch Family Origin

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Dorch Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorch. The most common Dorch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Dorch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dorch family was Farming.

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Dorch Historical Records

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Dorch Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Dorch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Dorch in 1951 was 30, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorch

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