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Doys Family History

Doys Surname 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: Doss, Days, Boys, Dols, Roys, Dods, Ross, Kos, Dore, Moss

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Where is the Doys family from?

You can see how Doys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doys family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Doys families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Doys families living in Worcestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Doys's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Doys families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doys surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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

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Census Records

There are 119 census records available for the last name Doys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doys 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 38 immigration records available for the last name Doys. 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 11 military records available for the last name Doys. For the veterans among your Doys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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