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Dorward Name Meaning

Scottish: status name from Old English duru-weard ‘doorkeeper’, ‘porter’. In medieval Scotland the office of king’s doorward was one of considerable honor. Americanized form of German Dorwart.

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


Similar surnames: Dorwart, Forward, Dormer, Dollar, Howard, Dorland, Dollard, Coward

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Dorward Family Origin

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Dorward Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Dorward occupation in Canada was Flour Miller. 100% of Dorward's were Flour Millers.

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  • Flour Miller

    100%

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Dorward Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dorward Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorward lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dorward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dorward in 1957 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorward 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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