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Doxey Family History

Doxey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Doxey in Staffordshire, named in Domesday Book as Dochesig, ‘island, or piece of dry ground in a marsh, (eg) of a man called Docc’.

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


Similar surnames: Dovey, Dory, Boxley, Dover, Doten, Loxley, Poley, Drey, Downey

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Where is the Doxey family from?

You can see how Doxey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doxey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doxey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Doxey families living in North Carolina. This was about 36% of all the recorded Doxey's in the USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Doxey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doxey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doxey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doxey. 22% of Doxey men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Doxey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doxey were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Doxey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doxey 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 817 immigration records available for the last name Doxey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Doxey. For the veterans among your Doxey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doxey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Doxey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Doxey in 1944 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

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