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Dorton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire named Dorton, from Old English dor ‘narrow pass’ + tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Gorton, Horton, Norton, Lorton, Morton, Forton, Worton, Orton, Porten

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Dorton Family Origin

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Dorton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Farming

    14%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorton. A less common occupation for the Dorton family was Keeping House. The most common Dorton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Dorton's were Farmers.

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Dorton Historical Records

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Dorton Life Expectancy

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