Dorland Family History

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Dorland Name Meaning

French: probably a variant of Douland, a habitational name for someone from Doullens in the Somme, from an old form of the place name.

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


Similar surnames: Morland, Dowland, Worland, Norland, Darland, Durand, Boland, Marland

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Dorland Family Origin

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Dorland Family Occupations

What did your Dorland ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dorland. 24% of Dorland men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Dorland women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorland were Farmers Son and Cultivateur

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmers Son
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cook
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Accountant
    10%
  • Cultivateur
    10%

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

Dorland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dorland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorland 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 Dorland. 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 Dorland. For the veterans among your Dorland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorland Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorland lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dorland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dorland in 1952 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorland 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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