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Doherty Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochartaigh ‘descendant of Dochartach’, a byname from do + cartach ‘not loving’. The family were chieftains in Donegal.

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

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Doherty Family Origin

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Doherty Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Keeps House

    3%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doherty. The most common Doherty occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Doherty's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Doherty family was Keeps House.

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Doherty Life Expectancy

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