Doe Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a mild and gentle man, from Middle English do ‘doe’ (Old English da). English (of Norman origin): habitational name (Old French d’Eu) for someone from Eu in Seine-Maritime, France. The place name is either a dramatic reduction of Latin Augusta ‘(city of) Augustus’, or else derives from the Germanic element auwa ‘water meadow’, ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Dove, Dore, Dole, Roe, Hoe, Noe, Dome, Don, Dee, Coe

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Doe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Doe name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Doe. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • France

    5%

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Doe Family Origin

Where is the Doe family from?

Doe Family Occupations

What did your Doe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Doe family was Carpenter. The most common Doe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Doe's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doe.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Doe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Doe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Doe. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Doe. For the veterans among your Doe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doe Life Expectancy

What is the average Doe lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Doe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Doe in 1952 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doe 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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