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DOCHERTY - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname DOCHERTY

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Definition: From the word "dochartach" meaning 'obstructive.' Docherty is the most common Scottish form of this surname, while Doherty and Dougherty are usually of Irish derivation.

Surname Origin: Scottish, Irish

Alternate Surname Spellings: Doherty, Dougherty, Daugherty, O'Doherty, Dogherty

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Common Surname Search Tips
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DOCHERTY Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - DOCHERTY Genealogy
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DOCHERTY Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Docherty surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

The DOCHERTY Family - USA
Dedicated to the Docherty clan in Connecticut and DOCHERTY genealogy around the world.

Surname Finder - DOCHERTY Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - DOCHERTY Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname DOCHERTY, and sign up for free notification when new Docherty queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - DOCHERTY Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name DOCHERTY.

MyCinnamonToast.com - DOCHERTY Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the DOCHERTY surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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