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Doherty Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochartaigh ‘descendant of Dochartach’, a byname from do + cartach ‘not loving’. The family were chieftains in Donegal.

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


Similar surnames: O'doherty, Cloherty, Doheny, Faherty, Gogerty, Dorrity, Harty, Lowery

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Doherty Family Origin

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Doherty Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Cultivateur

    4%

In 1881, the most common Doherty occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Doherty's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Doherty family was Cultivateur. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doherty.

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Doherty Life Expectancy

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