Docherty Family History

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Docherty Name Meaning

Scottish spelling of the Irish surname Doherty.

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


Similar surnames: Dougherty, Doherty, Dockery, Daugherty, O'doherty, Docter, Cloherty

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Docherty Family Origin

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Docherty Family Occupations

What did your Docherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Docherty. The most common Docherty occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Docherty's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Docherty family was Butcher.

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Docherty ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Docherty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Docherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Docherty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Docherty

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Docherty. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Docherty. For the veterans among your Docherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Docherty Life Expectancy

What is the average Docherty lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Docherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Docherty in 1957 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Docherty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Docherty 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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