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Dorman Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Deormann, composed of Old English deor (see Dear) + mann ‘man’. This surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century; sometimes it is found as a variant of Dornan. German (Dormann): occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper or topographic name for someone who lived by the gate of a town or city. Compare Dorer, Dorwart. Hungarian (Dormán): from the old secular personal name Dormán. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Gorman, Orman, Forman, Derman, Norman, German, Dolman, Doman, Korman

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Dorman Family Origin

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Dorman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • School

    15%
  • Labourer

    11%
  • Seaman

    4%

In 1881, the most common Dorman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Dorman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dorman family was Seaman. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorman.

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Dorman Life Expectancy

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