Dorey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for a goldsmith or someone with golden hair, from Old French doré ‘golden’ (see Dore 3).

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


Similar surnames: Dore, Morey, Dormer, Dorsey, Dorney, Dory, Dorer, Corey, Corby, Doyen

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Dorey Family Origin

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Dorey Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    20%
  • Labourer

    15%
  • Servant

    12%
  • Farmer

    7%

In 1881, the most common Dorey occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 20% of Dorey's were Fishermans. A less common occupation for the Dorey family was Farmer. Fisherman, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorey.

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Dorey Historical Records

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Dorey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Dorey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dorey in 1953 was 63, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorey

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