Doherty Family History
Doherty Name Meaning
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochartaigh ‘descendant of Dochartach’ a byname from docarthach ‘hard-hearted’ apparently from do + cartach ‘not loving’. Doherty is the usual Anglo-Irish spelling; compare Scottish Docherty and Manx Daugherty .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press