Donaby Family History

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Donaby Name 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: Donat, Dunay, Donato, Donais, Dona, Denby, Danby, Doby, Dansby

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Donaby Family Origin

Where is the Donaby family from?

Donaby Family Occupations

What did your Donaby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Donaby occupation in the UK was Farmer. 56% of Donaby's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Engine Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donaby. A less common occupation for the Donaby family was Jobbing Gardener ND.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    22%
  • Engine Keeper

    11%
  • Jobbing Gardener ND

    11%

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

Donaby Historical Records

What Donaby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 516 census records available for the last name Donaby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donaby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 29 immigration records available for the last name Donaby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 80 military records available for the last name Donaby. For the veterans among your Donaby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donaby Life Expectancy

What is the average Donaby lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Donaby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Donaby in 1967 was 69, and 57 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donaby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donaby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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