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Dorothy Name Meaning

adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dorchiadhe (see Darcy). Perhaps also an Americanized form of some European family name, for example French Dorothée, derived from a Greek female name composed of the elements doron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as Theodora, but in reverse order).

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


Similar surnames: Timothy, North, Worth, Dort, Moroney, Worthy, Forth, Dorsey, Dorminy

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Dorothy Family Origin

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Dorothy Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Dorothy occupation in Canada was Nun. 100% of Dorothy's were Nuns.

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  • Nun

    100%

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Dorothy Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dorothy Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorothy lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dorothy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Dorothy in 1952 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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