Doten Family History

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Doten Name Meaning

said to be a variant of Doty. Perhaps an altered spelling of English Dotten, a habitational name from Dotton Farm in Colaton Raleigh, Devon, named in Old English as ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Dudda’, or from Dutton in Lancashire, ‘Dudda’s settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Dolen, Dole, Ooten, Holten, Doren, Roten, Dover, Dome, Osten, Dowden

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Doten Family Origin

Where is the Doten family from?

Doten Family Occupations

What did your Doten ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Doten family was Peddler. The most common Doten occupation in Canada was Dres Maker. 33% of Doten's were Dres Makers. Dres Maker and Hair Drsser were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Doten.

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  • Dres Maker

  • Hair Drsser

  • Peddler


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

Doten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Doten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doten 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 415 immigration records available for the last name Doten. 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 993 military records available for the last name Doten. For the veterans among your Doten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doten Life Expectancy

What is the average Doten lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Doten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Doten in 1958 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doten 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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