Doris Family History

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Doris Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht and Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhruis (earlier Ó Dubhrosa), ‘descendant of Dubhros’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ros ‘wood’. French: habitational name, with the preposition de ‘from’, denoting someone from Oris-en-Rattier, Isère.

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

Similar surnames: Duris, Oris, Boris, Dorin, Dort, Loris, Corris, Doig, Donis, Dobis

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Doris Family Origin

Where is the Doris family from?

Doris Family Occupations

What did your Doris ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Doris family was Iron Moulder. The most common Doris occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter. 25% of Doris's were Engine Fitters. Engine Fitter, General Lab In Iron Works and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doris.

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  • Engine Fitter

  • General Lab In Iron Works

  • Grocer

  • Iron Moulder


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

Doris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Doris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doris 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Doris. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Doris. For the veterans among your Doris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doris Life Expectancy

What is the average Doris lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Doris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Doris in 1952 was 45, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doris

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doris 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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