Donahew Family History

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Donahew 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: Donohew, Donahey, Donaher, Donahue, Danaher, Donaghey, Donaho

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Donahew Family Origin

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Donahew Family Occupations

What did your Donahew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donahew. A less common occupation for the Donahew family was Dishwasher. The most common Donahew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Donahew's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Dishwasher


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

Donahew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Donahew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donahew 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 37 immigration records available for the last name Donahew. 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 128 military records available for the last name Donahew. For the veterans among your Donahew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donahew Life Expectancy

What is the average Donahew lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Donahew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Donahew in 1969 was 90, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donahew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donahew 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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