Doe Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a mild and gentle man, from Middle English do ‘doe’ (Old English da). English (of Norman origin): habitational name (Old French d’Eu) for someone from Eu in Seine-Maritime, France. The place name is either a dramatic reduction of Latin Augusta ‘(city of) Augustus’, or else derives from the Germanic element auwa ‘water meadow’, ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Dove, Dore, Dole, Roe, Hoe, Noe, Dome, Don, Dee, Coe

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Doe Family Origin

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Doe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Cultivateur

    9%
  • Cooking

    5%
  • Dress Maker

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Doe family was Dress Maker. Farmer, Cultivateur and Cooking were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doe. The most common Doe occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Doe's were Farmers.

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Doe Historical Records

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Doe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Doe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Doe in 1952 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doe

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