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Doten Family History

Doten Name Meaning

said to be a variant of Doty. Perhaps an altered spelling of English Dotten, a habitational name from Dotton Farm in Colaton Raleigh, Devon, named in Old English as ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Dudda’, or from Dutton in Lancashire, ‘Dudda’s settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Dolen, Dole, Ooten, Holten, Doren, Roten, Dover, Dome, Osten, Dowden

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Where is the Doten family from?

You can see how Doten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doten families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Doten families living in Massachusetts. This was about 47% of all the recorded Doten's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Doten families in 1840.
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What did your Doten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doten. 37% of Doten men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Doten women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doten were Clerk and Saleswoman.

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Saleswoman
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Doten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doten 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 415 immigration records available for the last name Doten. 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 993 military records available for the last name Doten. For the veterans among your Doten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doten lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Doten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Doten in 1958 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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