Dorn Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or thorn hedge, from Middle High German dorn ‘thorn’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Dorn ‘thorn’. Czech: see Dornak.

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


Similar surnames: Horn, Korn, Born, Dohrn, Dore, Zorn, Doron, Dorf, Doorn, Don

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Dorn Family Origin

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Dorn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%

In 1881, the most common Dorn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Dorn's were Farmers.

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Dorn Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Dorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dorn in 1946 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorn

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