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Doyen Name Meaning

French: from doyen ‘dean’, hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean, or an occupational name for someone in the service of a dean.

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


Similar surnames: Oien, Doyon, Oyen, Dolin, Soden, Loye, Dole, Nolen, Toye, Dome

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Where is the Doyen family from?

You can see how Doyen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doyen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doyen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 40 Doyen families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Doyen's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Doyen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doyen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doyen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fils De Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Doyen. .

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fils De Cultivateur
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Doyen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doyen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Doyen. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Doyen. For the veterans among your Doyen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doyen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Doyen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Doyen in 1945 was 31, and 68 in 2004.

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