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Dortch Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Dorsch .

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

Similar surnames: Dorsch, Partch, Bertch, Borsch, Bartch, Deutch, Dosch, Patch, Borth

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Where is the Dortch family from?

You can see how Dortch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dortch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dortch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Dortch family living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dortch's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Dortch families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dortch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dortch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dortch. 100% of Dortch men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Dortch women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dortch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dortch 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 530 immigration records available for the last name Dortch. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dortch. For the veterans among your Dortch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dortch lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dortch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dortch in 1941 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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