Dorsten Family History

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Dorsten Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in Westphalia called Dorsten.

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


Similar surnames: Kosten, Doren, Gersten, Borstel, Holsten, Orten, Osten, Forston

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Dorsten Family Origin

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Dorsten Family Occupations

What did your Dorsten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dorsten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Dorsten's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorsten. A less common occupation for the Dorsten family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Butcher

    25%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dorsten ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dorsten Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dorsten Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorsten lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Dorsten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dorsten in 1964 was 69, and 86 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorsten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorsten ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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