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Dorney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English dora ‘bee’ (genitive plural dorena) + eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marsh’. Irish (Counties Cork and Tipperary): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doirinne ‘descendant of Doireann’, a female personal name meaning ‘sullen’. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Dörnyei or Dörnyey, habitational names for someone from a place called Dernye in former Körös county.

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


Similar surnames: Torney, Downey, Dolney, Darney, Corney, Horney, Dorsey, Olney, Arney

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Dorney Family Origin

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Dorney Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dorney family was Tailor. The most common Dorney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Dorney's were Farmers. Farmer and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dorney.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Labourer

    33%
  • Tailor

    33%

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Dorney Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Dorney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dorney in 1956 was 39, and 87 in 2004.

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