Donaghan Family History

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Donaghan 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: Donathan, Monaghan, Conaghan, Jonathan, Monahan, Donegan, Dunagan

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Donaghan Family Origin

Where is the Donaghan family from?

Donaghan Family Occupations

What did your Donaghan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Donaghan family was Pensioner (Soldier) (Army). The most common Donaghan occupation in the UK was Dyers Labourer. 25% of Donaghan's were Dyers Labourers. Dyers Labourer, Hawker In Soft Goods and Housewife were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donaghan.

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  • Dyers Labourer

  • Hawker In Soft Goods

  • Housewife

  • Pensioner (Soldier) (Army)


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

Donaghan Historical Records

What Donaghan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 340 census records available for the last name Donaghan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donaghan 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 Donaghan

Passenger List

There are 292 immigration records available for the last name Donaghan. 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 70 military records available for the last name Donaghan. For the veterans among your Donaghan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donaghan Life Expectancy

What is the average Donaghan lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donaghan 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 Donaghan

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