Dongherty Family History

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Dongherty Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Dougherty, Doherty, Docherty, Daugherty, Dougharty, Dougher, Doughty

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Dongherty Family Origin

Where is the Dongherty family from?

Dongherty Family Occupations

What did your Dongherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dongherty family was Laborer. The most common Dongherty occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 20% of Dongherty's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and House Owner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dongherty.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • House Owner

  • Laborer


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

Dongherty Historical Records

What Dongherty family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 523 census records available for the last name Dongherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dongherty 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 105 immigration records available for the last name Dongherty. 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 134 military records available for the last name Dongherty. For the veterans among your Dongherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dongherty Life Expectancy

What is the average Dongherty lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dongherty 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dongherty

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