Doncaster Family History

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Doncaster Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, named from the river name Don (a Celtic name meaning ‘water’, ‘river’) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’.

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


Similar surnames: Lancaster, Dorchester, Worcester, Waycaster, Dunster, Doster, Casler

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Doncaster Family Origin

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Doncaster Family Occupations

What did your Doncaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Doncaster. 2% of Doncaster men worked as a Farmer and 52% of Doncaster women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doncaster were Farm Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    2%
  • Coal Hewer (heavy Worker)
    1%
  • Colliery Hewer
    1%
  • Farm Labourer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%

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

Doncaster Historical Records

What Doncaster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Doncaster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doncaster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Doncaster

Passenger List

There are 883 immigration records available for the last name Doncaster. 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 957 military records available for the last name Doncaster. For the veterans among your Doncaster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doncaster Life Expectancy

What is the average Doncaster lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Doncaster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Doncaster in 1958 was 67, and 97 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doncaster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doncaster 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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