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Dorfman Name Meaning

German (Dorfmann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a villager or a countryman, literally ‘village man’, from Middle High German dorf ‘village’, Middle Low German dorp; German Dorf. Low German names were often standardized, i.e. adapted to High German Dorf.

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


Similar surnames: Corfman, Dorman, Derman, Wortman, Koffman, Ortman, Kornman, Roffman

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Dorfman Family Origin

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Dorfman Family Occupations

What did your Dorfman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dorfman occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Dorfman's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

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

Dorfman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dorfman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorfman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dorfman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dorfman. For the veterans among your Dorfman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorfman Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorfman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dorfman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dorfman in 1949 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorfman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorfman 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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