Dorn Family History

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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

What did your Dorn ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer


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Dorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Dorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorn 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorn. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Dorn. For the veterans among your Dorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorn Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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