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Daugherty Name Meaning

Manx and Irish: variant of Doherty . This surname is the usual Manx spelling of the name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Daughety, Dougherty, Dougharty, Laughery, Laughrey, Clougherty

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Where is the Daugherty family from?

You can see how Daugherty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Daugherty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Daugherty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 105 Daugherty families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Daugherty's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Daugherty families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Daugherty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Daugherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Daugherty. 15% of Daugherty men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Daugherty women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Daugherty were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 132,000 census records available for the last name Daugherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daugherty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Daugherty. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Daugherty. For the veterans among your Daugherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Daugherty lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Daugherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Daugherty in 1943 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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