Donay Family History

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Donay 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: Donat, Dunay, Dona, Donnay, Doney, Jonas, Day, Conway, Don, Dana

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Donay Family Origin

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Donay Family Occupations

What did your Donay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Donay. 16% of Donay men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Donay women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donay were Attendant and Hair Dressing

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Stillman
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Dressmaker
  • Hair Dressing

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

Donay Historical Records

What Donay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 441 census records available for the last name Donay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donay 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Donay. 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 147 military records available for the last name Donay. For the veterans among your Donay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donay Life Expectancy

What is the average Donay lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Donay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Donay in 1962 was 66, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donay 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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