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Doty Family History

Doty Name Meaning

English: probably an early variant of Doughty.

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


Similar surnames: Dowty, Douty, Dory, Duty, Goy, Doney, Doby, Doar, Dott, Yorty

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Where is the Doty family from?

You can see how Doty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doty families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 207 Doty families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Doty's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Doty families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doty. 17% of Doty men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Doty women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doty were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Doty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doty 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Doty. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Doty. For the veterans among your Doty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doty lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Doty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Doty in 1941 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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