Dorsey Family History

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Dorsey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name, with the preposition d(e), from Orsay in Seine-et-Orne, France, recorded in the 13th century as Orceiacum, from the Latin personal name Orcius + the locative suffix -acum.

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


Similar surnames: Dorney, Dore, Darsey, Horsey, Dorey, Dolney, Darney, Downey, Cossey

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Dorsey Family Origin

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Dorsey Family Occupations

What did your Dorsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorsey. A less common occupation for the Dorsey family was Plasterer. The most common Dorsey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Dorsey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Moulder

    5%
  • Plasterer

    5%

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Dorsey Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Dorsey ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Dorsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorsey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Dorsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dorsey in 1940 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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