Dorey Family History

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Dorey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for a goldsmith or someone with golden hair, from Old French doré ‘golden’ (see Dore 3).

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

Similar surnames: Dore, Morey, Dormer, Dorsey, Dorney, Dory, Dorer, Corey, Corby, Doyen

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Dorey Family Origin

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Dorey Family Occupations

What did your Dorey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dorey. 12% of Dorey men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Dorey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorey were Old Age Pensioner and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Incapacitated
  • Old Age Pensioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

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

Dorey Historical Records

What Dorey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Dorey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorey 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dorey. For the veterans among your Dorey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dorey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dorey in 1953 was 63, and 82 in 2004.

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