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Donaghue Family History

Donaghue Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Donahue.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Donoghue, Donaghy, Donaghey, Donohue, Donahoe, Donahey, Donahue

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Where is the Donaghue family from?

You can see how Donaghue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donaghue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Donaghue families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 99 Donaghue families living in London. This was about 40% of all the recorded Donaghue's in the UK. London had the highest population of Donaghue families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Donaghue surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Donaghue ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Donaghue. 50% of Donaghue men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Donaghue women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donaghue were Tin Box Maker and Sewing Machinist A R P Protective Clothing.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • Labourer
    30%
  • Tin Box Maker
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Domestic
    9%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    6%
  • Sewing Machinist A R P Protective Clothing
    6%
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What Donaghue family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Donaghue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donaghue census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Donaghue. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Donaghue. For the veterans among your Donaghue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Donaghue lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Donaghue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Donaghue in 1954 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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