Dorris Family History

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Dorris Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Doris. Possibly in some instances a respelling of German Dörries (see Dorries) or French Doris.

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

Similar surnames: Morris, Duris, Dorries, Doris, Borris, Moris, Garris, Dardis, Burris

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Dorris Family Origin

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Dorris Family Occupations

What did your Dorris ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dorris occupation in the UK was Iron Tube Finisher. 25% of Dorris's were Iron Tube Finishers. A less common occupation for the Dorris family was Housekeeper. Iron Tube Finisher, Coalminer and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorris.

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  • Iron Tube Finisher

  • Coalminer

  • Engine Fitter

  • Housekeeper


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

Dorris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dorris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorris 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dorris. 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 Dorris. For the veterans among your Dorris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorris Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorris lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dorris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dorris in 1943 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorris

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorris 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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