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Doy Surname Meaning

possibly a variant of Dowey .

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Day, Don, Loy, Moy, Goy, Roy, Hoy, Doe, Dey, Noy

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Where is the Doy family from?

You can see how Doy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 96 Doy families living in Norfolk. This was about 22% of all the recorded Doy's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Doy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Doy. 16% of Doy men worked as a Bricklayer and 76% of Doy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doy were Bakers Roundsman and Tailoress. .

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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

  • Bricklayer
    16%
  • Builders Labourer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Bakers Roundsman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Tailoress
    2%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Doy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doy 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 Doy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Doy. For the veterans among your Doy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doy lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Doy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Doy in 1963 was 77, and 75 in 2004.

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