Doctor Family History

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Doctor Name Meaning

Scottish: according to Black, an hereditary occupational name for a physician, from Latin doctor ‘teacher’, but possibly in some cases it may have the same origin as Daughters. Americanized form of German, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian Doktor. Indian (Gujarat and Bombay): Parsi occupational name for a physician, from the English word doctor.

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

Similar surnames: Doktor, Docter, Hector, Dockter, Dokter, Kantor, Hoctor, Factor

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Doctor Family Origin

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Doctor Family Occupations

What did your Doctor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Doctor occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Doctor's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Longshoreman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doctor. A less common occupation for the Doctor family was Root Dockter.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Longshoreman

  • Root Dockter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Doctor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Doctor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Doctor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doctor 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Doctor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Doctor. For the veterans among your Doctor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doctor Life Expectancy

What is the average Doctor lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Doctor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Doctor in 1942 was 32, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doctor 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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