Donahue Family History

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Donahue Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnchadha ‘descendant of Donnchadh’, a personal name (sometimes Anglicized as Duncan in Scotland), composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + cath ‘battle’.

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

Similar surnames: Monahan, Danaher, Doane, Goodhue, Monagle, Dona, Donaghue, Donald

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Donahue Family Origin

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Donahue Family Occupations

What did your Donahue ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Donahue occupation in the UK was Labourer. 12% of Donahue's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Donahue family was Bricklayers Lab. Labourer, Agricultural Lab and Brick Layers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donahue.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Lab

  • Brick Layers Labourer

  • Bricklayers Lab


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

Donahue Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 146,000 census records available for the last name Donahue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donahue 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Donahue. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Donahue. For the veterans among your Donahue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donahue Life Expectancy

What is the average Donahue lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Donahue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Donahue in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donahue

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donahue 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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