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Doris Name Meaning

Irish (Tyrone): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhruis (earlier Ó Dubhrosa) ‘descendant of Dubhros’ a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ros ‘wood’. French: habitational name with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’ denoting someone from Oris-en-Rattier Isère.

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

Similar surnames: Duris, Oris, Boris, Dorin, Dort, Loris, Corris, Doig, Donis, Dobis

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Where is the Doris family from?

You can see how Doris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doris families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 67 Doris families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Doris's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Doris families in 1911.
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What did your Doris ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Doris. 33% of Doris men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Doris women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doris were Cultivateur and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
  • Farmer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Doris. 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 Doris. For the veterans among your Doris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doris lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Doris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Doris in 1952 was 45, and 63 in 2004.

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