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Dor Surname Meaning

Haitian: nickname (see 3 below) or ornamental name from French d'or ‘of gold’. Jewish (Israeli): from Hebrew dor ‘generation’ a Hebraicized form of some original Ashkenazic surname. In some cases probably also French and Walloon: nickname from French d'or ‘of gold’ (compare Dore ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dore, Don, Kor, Doe, Doi, Dar, Dorn, Dow, Doro, Dora

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Where is the Dor family from?

You can see how Dor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dor families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Dor families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dor's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dor families in 1891.
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What did your Dor ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dor. 100% of Dor women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dor 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dor. 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 305 military records available for the last name Dor. For the veterans among your Dor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dor lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Dor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dor in 1964 was 67, and 63 in 2003.

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