Dory Family History

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Dory Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dorey. Hungarian (Dory): habitational name for someone from a place called Dör in Sopron county or Dér in Baranya county.

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

Similar surnames: Dery, Doby, Dore, Ory, Mory, Dobry, Lory, Dury, Mori, Dorn

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Dory Family Origin

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Dory Family Occupations

What did your Dory ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dory occupation in Canada was Farmer. 15% of Dory's were Farmers. Farmer, Navigateur and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dory. A less common occupation for the Dory family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • Navigateur

  • Laborer

  • Servant


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

Dory Historical Records

What Dory family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dory. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dory 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 992 immigration records available for the last name Dory. 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 978 military records available for the last name Dory. For the veterans among your Dory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dory Life Expectancy

What is the average Dory lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Dory in 1944 was 27, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dory

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dory 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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