O'doherty Family History

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O'doherty Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochartaigh ‘descendant of Dochartach’ (see Doherty).

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

Similar surnames: Doherty, O'flaherty, Cloherty, Flaherty, O'berry, O'dwyer, Faherty

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O'doherty Family Origin

Where is the O'doherty family from?

O'doherty Family Occupations

What did your O'doherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named O'doherty. 6% of O'doherty men worked as a Bricklayer and 31% of O'doherty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'doherty were Mental Hospital Probationer Male Nurse and Professional Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Mental Hospital Probationer Male Nurse

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Hospital Nurse
  • Governess
  • Professional Nurse

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

O'doherty Historical Records

What O'doherty family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name O'doherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name O'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 729 military records available for the last name O'doherty. For the veterans among your O'doherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'doherty Life Expectancy

What is the average O'doherty lifespan?

Between 1996 and 2002, in the United States, O'doherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for O'doherty in 1996 was 43, and 55 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'doherty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'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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