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Dorries Name Meaning

German (Dörries): from a shortened pet form of the medieval personal name Isidor(i)us (Greek Isidōros from Isis the name of an originally Egyptian goddess + dōron ‘gift’).

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


Similar surnames: Morris, Doris, Dorris, Corris, Darius, Borris, Borries, Torres, Bores

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Where is the Dorries family from?

You can see how Dorries families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorries family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorries families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Dorries families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Dorries's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Dorries families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dorries surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dorries ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dorries. 31% of Dorries men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Dorries women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorries were Proprietor and School Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Machine Operator
    34%
  • School Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dorries. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorries census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 410 immigration records available for the last name Dorries. 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 Cards

There are 678 military records available for the last name Dorries. For the veterans among your Dorries ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dorries lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dorries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Dorries in 1953 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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