Dornan Family History

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Dornan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dornáin or Ó Doirnín ‘descendant of Doirnín’, a byname from a diminutive of dorn ‘fist’.

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


Similar surnames: Doran, Donnan, Dorgan, Doonan, Toran, Horgan, Honan, Moran, Boran

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Dornan Family Origin

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Dornan Family Occupations

What did your Dornan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dornan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Dornan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dornan family was Dressmaker. Farmer, Blacksmith and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dornan.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Cigar Maker

    14%
  • Dressmaker

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dornan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dornan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dornan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dornan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dornan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dornan. For the veterans among your Dornan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dornan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dornan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dornan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dornan in 1943 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dornan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dornan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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