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Doe Family History

Doe Surname Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English do(e) ‘doe female fallow deer’ (Old English ). English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from (French de) Eu in Seine-Maritime France (Old French d'Eu). The placename derives from the ancient Germanic element auwa ‘water meadow island’. Americanized form of French Daoust .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Doe family from?

You can see how Doe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 373 Doe families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Doe's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Doe families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Doe. 17% of Doe men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Doe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doe were Farmworker and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmworker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Doe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doe 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Doe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Doe. For the veterans among your Doe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doe lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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