Donachey Family History

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Donachey 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: Donahey, Donaghey, Donaghy, Donaher, Donchez, Hanchey, Donahue

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Donachey Family Origin

Where is the Donachey family from?

Donachey Family Occupations

What did your Donachey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot Finisher and Carter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Donachey. A less common occupation for the Donachey family was Glass Bottle Blower. The most common Donachey occupation in the UK was Boot Finisher. 33% of Donachey's were Boot Finishers.

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  • Boot Finisher

  • Carter

  • Glass Bottle Blower


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

Donachey Historical Records

What Donachey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 150 census records available for the last name Donachey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donachey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Donachey

Passenger List

There are 31 immigration records available for the last name Donachey. 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 34 military records available for the last name Donachey. For the veterans among your Donachey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donachey Life Expectancy

What is the average Donachey lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donachey 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donachey

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