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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dougherty

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  1. A surname​ of Irish origin.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dougherty

Michael Dougherty is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and film producer. Michael was born on October 28th, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio.


Walter Hampden was a theatre, film, television, actor, stage management, stage, televisionactor, and theatre manager. His career lasted from 1900 to 1955. Walter was given the name Walter Hampden Dougherty on June 30th, 1879 in Brooklyn, New York, US. He left this life on June 11th, 1955.



Nick Dougherty is a golf player.


Jill was born in 1949.


Marion Dougherty was a casting (performing arts) and casting director. Marion was given the name Marion Caroline Dougherty on February 9th, 1923 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. She breathed her last breath on December 4th, 2011.


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Popularity of Dougherty as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dougherty U.S.
  White 94.37% 64.26%
  African American 1.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dougherty

People with the last name Dougherty are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dougherty

  • How Popular is the name Dougherty? As a last name Dougherty was the 915th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dougherty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dougherty is Tuesday, December 3rd, 1895.
  • How unique is the name Dougherty? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dougherty. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dougherty: Your name in reverse order is Ytrehguod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Drghetuyo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dougherty? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 37,884 people with the last name Dougherty.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dougherty? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Dougherty as their last name.

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