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Donato Family History

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

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Where is the Donato family from?

You can see how Donato families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donato family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Donato families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 16 Donato families living in London. This was about 89% of all the recorded Donato's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Donato families in 1891.
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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 United Kingdom named Donato. 100% of Donato men worked as a Cabinet Maker and 100% of Donato women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Cabinet Maker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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.

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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.

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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.

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