Doheny Family History

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Doheny Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhchonna ‘descendant of Dubhchonna’, a personal name based on dubh ‘black’ + Conna, a pet form of Colmán ‘little dove’.

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

Similar surnames: Dooley, Doherty, Dolen, Dole, Dovey, Dohn, Doren, Mohn, Johann, Bohen

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Doheny Family Origin

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Doheny Family Occupations

What did your Doheny ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chauffeur groom and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Doheny. 6% of Doheny men worked as a Chauffeur groom and 24% of Doheny women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doheny were Farm Stockman Heavy Worker and Housekeeper (presbytery)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chauffeur groom
  • Deleverly Of Bread
  • Engineer Semi Skilled Miller
  • Farm Stockman Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Crossing Keeper G W R Heavy Worker
  • Housekeeper (presbytery)

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

Doheny Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Doheny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doheny census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Doheny. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Doheny. For the veterans among your Doheny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doheny Life Expectancy

What is the average Doheny lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Doheny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Doheny in 1961 was 45, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doheny

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doheny 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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