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Doughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Gloucestershire and Norfolk, named Doughton, from Old English duce ‘duck’ + tun ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Boughton, Roughton, Oughton, Houghton, Deighton, Haughton, Stoughton

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Doughton Family Origin

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Doughton Family Occupations

What did your Doughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Laborer and Laborer R. R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doughton. The most common Doughton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Doughton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Doughton family was R.R. Checkman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Laborer R. R.

  • R.R. Checkman


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Doughton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Doughton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doughton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 928 immigration records available for the last name Doughton. 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 Card

There are 840 military records available for the last name Doughton. For the veterans among your Doughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doughton Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Doughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Doughton in 1946 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doughton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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