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Dorchester Name Meaning

English: habitational name either from Dorchester in Oxfordshire or Dorchester, county seat of Dorset. Both are named with a Celtic name, respectively Dorcic and Durnovaria, + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’.

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


Similar surnames: Worcester, Rochester, Chester, Doncaster, Winchester, Chichester

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Dorchester Family Origin

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Dorchester Family Occupations

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  • Biscuit Factory Warehouse Clerk

    17%
  • China & Glass Shopman

    17%
  • Coachmaker

    17%
  • Coal Porter

    17%

In 1881, Biscuit Factory Warehouse Clerk, China & Glass Shopman and Coachmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorchester. The most common Dorchester occupation in the UK was Biscuit Factory Warehouse Clerk. 17% of Dorchester's were Biscuit Factory Warehouse Clerks. A less common occupation for the Dorchester family was Coal Porter.

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Dorchester Historical Records

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Dorchester Life Expectancy

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