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Dorsey Family History

Dorsey Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name, with the preposition d(e), from Orsay in Seine-et-Orne, France, recorded in the 13th century as Orceiacum, from the Latin personal name Orcius + the locative suffix -acum.

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

975,002 Historical Documents with Dorsey on Ancestry
178,472 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
36,037 Military Records
6,907 Immigration Records
148,944 Census and Voter Lists
604,642 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dorsey Families

  • Number of Dorsey families
     44 - 85
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dorsey families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dorsey census records

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Dorsey Family Origin

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Dorsey Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Dorsey Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Dorsey census records

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Military Service by Dorsey

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