Dorst Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived on dry, hard ground, from dörr ‘dry’, or a habitational name from places named Dorst near Cologne or Helmstedt or Dorste in the Harz Mountains. nickname from Middle Low German dorst ‘boldness’, ‘cunning’. Compare Durst. metathesized variant of Droste.

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


Similar surnames: Borst, Horst, Durst, Vorst, Forst, Dost, Oest, Port, Ort, Dort

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Dorst Family Origin

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Dorst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Retired Grocer

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorst. The most common Dorst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Dorst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dorst family was Retired Grocer.

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Dorst Historical Records

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Dorst Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, Dorst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dorst in 1961 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorst

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