Donat Family History

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Donat Name Meaning

English, French, German, Hungarian (Donát), Polish, and Czech (Donát): from a medieval personal name (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare ‘to give’). The name was much favored by early Christians, either because the birth of a child was seen as a gift from God, or else because the child was in turn dedicated to God. The name was borne by various early saints, among them a 6th-century hermit of Sisteron and a 7th-century bishop of Besançon, all of whom contributed to the popularity of the baptismal name in the Middle Ages, which was not checked by the heresy of a 4th-century Carthaginian bishop who also bore it. Another bearer was a 4th-century gramMarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning.

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

Similar surnames: Donato, Jonas, Monat, Dona, Mont, Dolak, Ducat, Pont, Donath, Jonak

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Donat Family Origin

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Donat Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Donat.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Donat Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Donat. For the veterans among your Donat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donat Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Donat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Donat in 1953 was 65, and 89 in 2004.

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