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Doherty Family History

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

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71,065 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Doherty Families

  • Number of Doherty families
     792 - 1,581
     265 - 791
     1 - 264
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Doherty families
     458 - 914
     153 - 457
     1 - 152
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Doherty families
     120 - 238
     41 - 119
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Doherty Family Origin

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Doherty Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Doherty

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Doherty Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Doherty census records

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Doherty Civil War Service Records

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