Donavon Family History

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Donavon 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, Donato, Donovan, Donlon, Donson, Montavon, Jonason, Donivan

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Donavon Family Origin

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Donavon Family Occupations

What did your Donavon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Donavon. 14% of Donavon men worked as a General Labourer and 34% of Donavon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donavon were Brewers Engineer Heavy Worker and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Artist Professional
    7%
  • Blacksmith Farrier (own
    7%
  • Brewers Engineer Heavy Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    9%

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

Donavon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Donavon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donavon 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 846 immigration records available for the last name Donavon. 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 418 military records available for the last name Donavon. For the veterans among your Donavon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donavon Life Expectancy

What is the average Donavon lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Donavon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Donavon in 1959 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donavon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donavon 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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