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Dofter Family History

Dofter Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Doster, Dokter, Dotter, Docter, Porter, Oster, Otter, Dormer, Bolter

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Where is the Dofter family from?

You can see how Dofter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dofter family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Dofter family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dofter's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Dofter families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dofter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dofter ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 39 census records available for the last name Dofter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dofter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2 immigration records available for the last name Dofter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3 military records available for the last name Dofter. For the veterans among your Dofter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dofter lifespan?

Between 1971 and 1987, in the United States, Dofter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dofter in 1971 was 66, and 82 in 1987.

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