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Dorsch Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle High German dorsch ‘cod’ (a borrowing from Middle Low German dorsch, dors(k), itself a loanword from Old Norse þorskr ‘fish for drying’, since cod was traded as dried fish). South German: from the word for a cabbage stalk or rutabaga, hence a nickname for a cabbage or turnip grower or for a tall thin man.

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


Similar surnames: Dersch, Harsch, Barsch, Kirsch, Forsch, Horsch, Morsch, Hirsch, Dosch

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Dorsch Family Origin

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Dorsch Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    50%
  • Labourer

    50%

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

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