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Doris Family History

Doris Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht and Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhruis (earlier Ó Dubhrosa), ‘descendant of Dubhros’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ros ‘wood’. French: habitational name, with the preposition de ‘from’, denoting someone from Oris-en-Rattier, Isère.

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


Similar surnames: Duris, Oris, Boris, Dorin, Dort, Loris, Corris, Doig, Donis, Dobis

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Where is the Doris family from?

You can see how Doris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doris families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 44 Doris families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Doris's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Doris families in 1891.
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What did your Doris ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Doris. 42% of Doris men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Doris women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doris were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    42%
  • Painter decorator
    12%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    12%
  • Bricklayer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Doris. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Doris. For the veterans among your Doris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doris lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Doris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Doris in 1952 was 45, and 63 in 2004.

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