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Doremus Name Meaning

French (northern France; also Dorémus) and Dutch (of French Huguenot origin): probably from d'Oresmieux or d'Oresmaux habitational names denoting someone from Oresmieux in Pas-de-Calais or Oresmaux in Somme respectively apparently reinterpreted as Doremus Dorémus under the influence of the Christian liturgic Latin phrase oremus ‘let us pray’ or its French derivative orémus ‘prayer’. Alternatively at least in Nord a patronymic with fused French preposition d(e) ‘of’ from the originally Flemish or Dutch nickname Oremus The surname Doremus is not found in the Netherlands anymore. Compare Doramus .

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

Similar surnames: Primus, Ramus, Reus, Dormer, Dorey, Boreman, Deremer, Polhemus

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You can see how Doremus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doremus family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Doremus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Doremus family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Doremus's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Doremus families in 1891.
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What did your Doremus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doremus. 14% of Doremus men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Doremus women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doremus were Farmer and Secretary. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
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What is the average Doremus lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Doremus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Doremus in 1951 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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