Dougherty Family History

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Dougherty Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Doherty.

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

Similar surnames: Daugherty, Dougharty, Daughety, Clougherty, Docherty, Loughery

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Dougherty Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dougherty name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dougherty. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Dougherty Family Origin

Where is the Dougherty family from?

Dougherty Family Occupations

What did your Dougherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dougherty occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Dougherty's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dougherty. A less common occupation for the Dougherty family was Charwoman.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Charwoman


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

Dougherty Historical Records

What Dougherty family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 240,000 census records available for the last name Dougherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dougherty 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Dougherty. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Dougherty. For the veterans among your Dougherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dougherty Life Expectancy

What is the average Dougherty lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dougherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dougherty in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dougherty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dougherty 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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