Donahan Family History

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Donahan 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: Monahan, Conahan, Donathan, Donavan, Jonathan, Donovan, Colahan

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Donahan Family Origin

Where is the Donahan family from?

Donahan Family Occupations

What did your Donahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Baker and Job Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donahan. A less common occupation for the Donahan family was Keeps House. The most common Donahan occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Donahan's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Baker

  • Job Painter

  • Keeps House


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

Donahan Historical Records

What Donahan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 860 census records available for the last name Donahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donahan 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 252 immigration records available for the last name Donahan. 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 60 military records available for the last name Donahan. For the veterans among your Donahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Donahan lifespan?

Average Donahan life expectancy in 2003 was 47 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donahan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donahan 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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