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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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  • Laborer

    9%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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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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Dorsch Life Expectancy

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