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Dormer Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for a lazy man or a sleepyhead, from Old French dormeor ‘sleeper’, ‘sluggard’ (Latin dormitor, from dormire to sleep). English: most probably a habitational name, as medieval forms with de are found, but if so the place of origin has not been identified. Irish: when not of the same origin as 1 or 2, this is a reduced Anglicized form of the Donegal name Ó Díorma, a reduced form of Ó Duibhdhíormaigh ‘descendant of Duibhdhíormach’, a personal name composed of Gaelic dubh ‘black’ + díormach ‘trooper’.

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


Similar surnames: Dorsey, Dermer, Norder, Woomer, Horner, Colmer, Osmer, Dimmer, Doster

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Dormer Family Origin

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Dormer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Merchant

    17%
  • Moulder

    17%
  • Nun

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dormer family was Nun. Farmer, Merchant and Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dormer. The most common Dormer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Dormer's were Farmers.

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Dormer Life Expectancy

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