History of your Surname
Get access to Doughton family records.Start a free trial

Doughton Family History

Doughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Gloucestershire and Norfolk, named Doughton, from Old English duce ‘duck’ + tun ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Boughton, Roughton, Oughton, Houghton, Deighton, Haughton, Stoughton

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Doughton family from?

You can see how Doughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doughton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Doughton families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Doughton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Doughton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doughton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doughton. 42% of Doughton men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Doughton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doughton were Carpenter and Stengrapher.

View Census data for Doughton | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Stengrapher
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Doughton family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Doughton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doughton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Doughton

Passenger Lists

There are 928 immigration records available for the last name Doughton. 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.

View all Doughton immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 840 military records available for the last name Doughton. For the veterans among your Doughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Doughton military records

You've only scratched the surface of Doughton family history.

Discover More

What is the average Doughton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Doughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Doughton in 1946 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doughton

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Doughton family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial