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Dorning Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire and Cheshire): unexplained. Probably an altered form of German Dornig, which is probably a nickname for someone with a sharp tongue, from an adjectival derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German dorn ‘thorn’. The suffixes -ig and -ing were often interchanged in Pennsylvania German and elsewhere. The name may also refer to a sloe bush.

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


Similar surnames: Horning, Darling, Doffing, Durning, Arning, Hirning, Dring, Moring

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Dorning Family Origin

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Dorning Family Occupations

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In 1881, Canter and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dorning. The most common Dorning occupation in Canada was Canter. 50% of Dorning's were Canters.

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  • Canter

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

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Dorning Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dorning Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dorning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Dorning in 1949 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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