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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 1881, a less common occupation for the Doherty family was Dock Labourer. Labourer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doherty. The most common Doherty occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Doherty's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Dock Labourer

    1%

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

Doherty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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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