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Doftus Family History

Doftus Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Loftus, Duffus, Dotts, Lofthus, Hofius, Dittus, Loftis, Fortun

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Where is the Doftus family from?

Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doftus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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What did your Doftus ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 8 census records available for the last name Doftus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doftus 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 9 immigration records available for the last name Doftus. 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 2 military records available for the last name Doftus. For the veterans among your Doftus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doftus lifespan?

Average Doftus life expectancy in 1968 was 46 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 71.

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