Donais Family History

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Donais Name Meaning

French: of uncertain derivation; perhaps a respelling of Daunay, a habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from a place named Aunay, for example in Calvados, Eure, and Orne. The place name is derived from aune ‘alder’.

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

Similar surnames: Doris, Danis, Jonas, Dunay, Drass, Denis, Dais, Donat, Dennis, Dorais

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Donais Family Origin

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Donais Family Occupations

What did your Donais ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Donais family was Knife Grinder. The most common Donais occupation in the USA was Butcher. 25% of Donais's were Butchers. Butcher, Farmer and In Cotton Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donais.

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  • Butcher

  • Farmer

  • In Cotton Mill

  • Knife Grinder


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

Donais Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Donais. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donais 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 467 immigration records available for the last name Donais. 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 333 military records available for the last name Donais. For the veterans among your Donais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donais Life Expectancy

What is the average Donais lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Donais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Donais in 1950 was 46, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donais

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donais 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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