Dorsett Family History

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Dorsett Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Dorset, named from Old English Dorn, an early name of Dorchester (of British origin, from durn ‘fist’, probably referring to fist-sized pebbles) + s?te ‘dwellers’.

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


Similar surnames: Corbett, Dorsey, Doggett, Burgett, Borseth, Corlett, Garnett, Forseth

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Dorsett Family Origin

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Dorsett Family Occupations

What did your Dorsett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dorsett. 4% of Dorsett men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Dorsett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorsett were Postman and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Gardener
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Postman
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dorsett Historical Records

What Dorsett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dorsett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorsett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Dorsett

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorsett. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Dorsett. For the veterans among your Dorsett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorsett Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorsett lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dorsett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Dorsett in 1941 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorsett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorsett 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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