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Dougherty Family History

Dougherty Name Meaning
Irish: variant spelling of Doherty.

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

954,181 Historical Documents with Dougherty on Ancestry.com
228,335 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
62,684 Military Records
32,226 Immigration Records
232,499 Census and Voter Lists
398,437 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dougherty Families

  • Number of Dougherty families
     1,094 - 2,185
     365 - 1,093
     1 - 364
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dougherty families
     115 - 227
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dougherty families
     115 - 228
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dougherty census records

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Dougherty Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Dougherty families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Dougherty Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Dougherty families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Dougherty

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dougherty Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dougherty census records

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Dougherty Civil War Service Records

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