Dorf Family History

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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

What did your Dorf ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Baker

  • Buttonhole Maker


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

Dorf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Dorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorf 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorf. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Dorf. For the veterans among your Dorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorf lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorf 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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