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 Family Origin

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Doe Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doe. 24% of Doe men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Doe women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doe were Proprietor and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Secretary

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

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

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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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