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Dorman Name Meaning

English: variant of Dearman . This surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century; it is sometimes found as a variant of Dornan . Americanized form of 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 personal name Dormán. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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

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

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Where is the Dorman family from?

You can see how Dorman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 73 Dorman families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Dorman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dorman families in 1911.
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What did your Dorman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dorman. 50% of Dorman men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Dorman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorman were Engineer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Dorman. For the veterans among your Dorman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dorman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dorman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dorman in 1946 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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