Doherty Family History

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Doherty Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochartaigh ‘descendant of Dochartach’, a byname from do + cartach ‘not loving’. The family were chieftains in Donegal.

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

Similar surnames: O'doherty, Cloherty, Doheny, Faherty, Gogerty, Dorrity, Harty, Lowery

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Doherty Family Origin

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Doherty Family Occupations

What did your Doherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Doherty. 5% of Doherty men worked as a General Labourer and 42% of Doherty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doherty were Builders Labourer Heavy Worker and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Builders Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated

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

Doherty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 256,000 census records available for the last name Doherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doherty 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 76,000 immigration records available for the last name Doherty. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Doherty. For the veterans among your Doherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doherty Life Expectancy

What is the average Doherty lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Doherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Doherty in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doherty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doherty 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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