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Dorfman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Dorfmann and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname: nickname for a villager or a countryman literally ‘village man’ from Middle High German dorf Middle Low German dorp (German Dorf) ‘village’ + man (German Mann) ‘man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Dorfman family from?

You can see how Dorfman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorfman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Dorfman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 25 Dorfman families living in Manitoba. This was about 83% of all the recorded Dorfman's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Dorfman families in 1911.
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What did your Dorfman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Vendeur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Dorfman. 50% of Dorfman men worked as a Vendeur. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Vendeur
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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.

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