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Doig Family History

Doig Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Doig ‘son of the servant of Dog’, a reduced form of the personal name Cadog (see Caddick).

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


Similar surnames: Dowie, Going, Long, Loi, Dort, Tong, Dole, Dodd, Dein, Dom

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Where is the Doig family from?

You can see how Doig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doig family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doig families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 12 Doig families living in New York. This was about 80% of all the recorded Doig's in USA. New York had the highest population of Doig families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doig. 18% of Doig men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Doig women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doig were Clerk and Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Doig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doig census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Doig. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Doig. For the veterans among your Doig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doig lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Doig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Doig in 1962 was 73, and 76 in 2004.

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