Dorian Family History

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Dorian Name Meaning

Irish (County Donegal): variant of Doran 1. Variant of French Dorion. Armenian: unexplained. Romanian: explained.

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

Similar surnames: Dorrian, Dorman, Doran, Dorin, Doolan, Durian, Dorion, Derian, Dornon

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Dorian Family Origin

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Dorian Family Occupations

What did your Dorian ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dorian occupation in the UK was Labourer. 33% of Dorian's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Dorian family was Out Door Pauper. Labourer, Cooper (Foreman) and Inn Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorian.

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  • Labourer

  • Cooper (Foreman)

  • Inn Keeper

  • Out Door Pauper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dorian ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dorian Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dorian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorian 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorian. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dorian. For the veterans among your Dorian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorian Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorian lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dorian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Dorian in 1951 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorian

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorian ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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