Donavan Family History

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Donavan Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Donovan.

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

Similar surnames: Donivan, Dunavan, Dunavant, Dunagan, Donigan, Dunavin, Dunivan

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Donavan Family Origin

Where is the Donavan family from?

Donavan Family Occupations

What did your Donavan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Charwoman and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donavan. A less common occupation for the Donavan family was General Porter. The most common Donavan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Donavan's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Dock Labourer

  • General Porter


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

Donavan Historical Records

What Donavan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Donavan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donavan 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Donavan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Donavan. For the veterans among your Donavan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donavan Life Expectancy

What is the average Donavan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Donavan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Donavan in 1954 was 44, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donavan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donavan 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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