Dohrn Family History

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Dohrn Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘prickly thicket’, from Middle Low German dorn ‘thorn’ (the -h- reflects the long vowel, as in the occasional spelling Doorn-).

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


Similar surnames: Dorn, Doorn, Dohr, Mohr, Rohr, Dohn, Bohn, Sohn, Duhr, Door

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Dohrn Family Origin

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Dohrn Family Occupations

What did your Dohrn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dohrn. 15% of Dohrn men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dohrn women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dohrn were Fireman and Clerk Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Attendant
    8%
  • Fireman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk Typist
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dohrn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dohrn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dohrn 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 471 immigration records available for the last name Dohrn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 352 military records available for the last name Dohrn. For the veterans among your Dohrn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dohrn Life Expectancy

What is the average Dohrn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dohrn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Dohrn in 1962 was 72, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dohrn

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