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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Cigar Maker

    14%
  • Dressmaker

    14%

In 1881, Farmer, Blacksmith and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dornan. 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.

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Dornan Historical Records

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Dornan Life Expectancy

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