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Dougherty Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: variant of Doherty .

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

Similar surnames: Daugherty, Dougharty, Daughety, Clougherty, Docherty, Loughery

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Where is the Dougherty family from?

You can see how Dougherty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dougherty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dougherty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 235 Dougherty families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dougherty's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dougherty families in 1840.
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What did your Dougherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dougherty. 13% of Dougherty men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Dougherty women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dougherty were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 240,000 census records available for the last name Dougherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dougherty 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Dougherty. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Dougherty. For the veterans among your Dougherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dougherty lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dougherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dougherty in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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