Dorsett Family History

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Dorsett Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Dorset, named from Old English Dorn, an early name of Dorchester (of British origin, from durn ‘fist’, probably referring to fist-sized pebbles) + s?te ‘dwellers’.

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


Similar surnames: Corbett, Dorsey, Doggett, Burgett, Borseth, Corlett, Garnett, Forseth

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Dorsett Family Origin

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Dorsett Family Occupations

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  • Cooper

    33%
  • Painter

    33%
  • Teacher

    33%

In 1881, the most common Dorsett occupation in Canada was Cooper. 33% of Dorsett's were Coopers. A less common occupation for the Dorsett family was Teacher. Cooper and Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dorsett.

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Dorsett Historical Records

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Dorsett Life Expectancy

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