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Dorsch Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle High German dorsch ‘cod’ (a borrowing from Middle Low German dorsch, dors(k), itself a loanword from Old Norse þorskr ‘fish for drying’, since cod was traded as dried fish). South German: from the word for a cabbage stalk or rutabaga, hence a nickname for a cabbage or turnip grower or for a tall thin man.

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


Similar surnames: Dersch, Harsch, Barsch, Kirsch, Forsch, Horsch, Morsch, Hirsch, Dosch

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Dorsch Family Origin

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Dorsch Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Dorsch occupation in the USA was Laborer. 9% of Dorsch's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Dorsch family was Carpenter. Laborer, Butcher and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorsch.

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  • Laborer

    9%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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Dorsch Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Dorsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dorsch in 1946 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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