Dore Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, one in South Yorkshire (formerly in Derbyshire) and the other near Hereford. The former gets its name from Old English dor ‘door’, used of a pass between hills; the latter from a Celtic river name of the same origin as Dover 1. In some cases, the name may be topographic, from Middle English dore ‘gate’. Irish: in County Limerick a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doghair ‘descendant of Doghar’, a byname meaning ‘sadness’; alternatively, according to MacLysaght, it could be from De Hóir, a name of Norman origin. Outside Limerick it may be from French Doré (see below). French (Doré): nickname from Old French doré ‘golden’, past participle of dorer ‘to gild’ (Late Latin deaurare, from aurum ‘gold’), denoting either a goldsmith or someone with bright golden hair. Hungarian (Dore): nickname from dore ‘stupid’, ‘useless’ ‘mad’.

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


Similar surnames: Dole, Doe, More, Dorey, Dove, Gore, Dome, Ore, Lore, Dorn

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Dore Family Origin

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Dore Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Grocer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Dore occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Dore's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Dore family was Grocer. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dore.

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Between 1950 and 2004, Dore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dore in 1950 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dore

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