Donaven Family History

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Donaven Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Donavan, Donovan, Donivan, Donahey, Dunavin, Donaher, Dunavan, Donat

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Donaven Family Origin

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Donaven Family Occupations

What did your Donaven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Donaven. 17% of Donaven men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Donaven women worked as a Cashier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donaven were Foreman and Manager

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Foreman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cashier
    17%
  • House Hold Aid
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Manager
    17%

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

Donaven Historical Records

What Donaven family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Donaven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donaven 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Donaven. 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 92 military records available for the last name Donaven. For the veterans among your Donaven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donaven Life Expectancy

What is the average Donaven lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2001, in the United States, Donaven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Donaven in 1966 was 91, and 85 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donaven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donaven 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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