Dorf Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or topographic name for someone who lived in a village, German Dorf.

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


Similar surnames: Dorn, Dore, Nord, Korf, Kopf, Hoof, Dort, Orf, Dory, Boff

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Dorf Family Origin

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Dorf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Tailor

    15%
  • Baker

    8%
  • Buttonhole Maker

    8%

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In 1880, the most common Dorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Dorf's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorf. A less common occupation for the Dorf family was Buttonhole Maker.

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Dorf Historical Records

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Dorf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Dorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dorf in 1949 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorf

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