Donato Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Donato Name Meaning

Italian: from the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare ‘to give’). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning. See also Donat.

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

Similar surnames: Donat, Diodato, Bonito, Lovato, Dona, Donadio, Monaco, Lobato, Dato

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Donato Family Origin

Where is the Donato family from?

Donato Family Occupations

What did your Donato ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Donato.

View Census data for Donato | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cabinet Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Donato Historical Records

What Donato family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Donato. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donato census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Donato

Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Donato. 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.

View all Donato immigration records

Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Donato. For the veterans among your Donato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Donato military records

You've only scratched the surface of Donato family history.

Donato Life Expectancy

What is the average Donato lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Donato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Donato in 1943 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donato

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donato 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.

Famous Donato Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial