Doughty Family History

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Doughty Name Meaning

English and Scottish (also established in Ireland, especially Dublin): nickname for a powerful or brave man, especially a champion jouster, from Middle English doughty, Old English dohtig, dyhtig ‘valiant’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Doughman, Tough, Doggett, Doughtie, Doughton, Houghton, Douty

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Doughty Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Doughty name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Doughty. 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


  • France


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Doughty Family Origin

Where is the Doughty family from?

Doughty Family Occupations

What did your Doughty ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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

Doughty Historical Records

What Doughty family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Doughty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doughty 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Doughty. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Doughty. For the veterans among your Doughty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doughty Life Expectancy

What is the average Doughty lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Doughty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Doughty in 1947 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doughty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doughty 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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