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Dorff Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Dorf .

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


Similar surnames: Orff, Dorf, Houff, Dory, Doroff, Wolff, Poff, Korff, Darke, Roff

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Where is the Dorff family from?

You can see how Dorff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorff families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Dorff families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Dorff's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Dorff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dorff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dorff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dorff. 31% of Dorff men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Dorff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorff were Manager and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    36%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dorff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 506 immigration records available for the last name Dorff. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dorff. For the veterans among your Dorff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dorff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dorff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dorff in 1963 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

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