Last Name DOTY

Summary/Contribute


Meaning An ancient Suffolk surname.
'Diotty,' an ale-house.
Origin English, Welsh

Rank 1,848 (2000 US census) 1,853 (1990 US census)
Count 17,874 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 93.54%, or 16719 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 2.98%, or 533 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.42%, or 75 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.48%, or 86 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.08%, or 193 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.51%, or 270 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

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Surnames that make great first names

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