Doneaster Family History

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Doneaster 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: Doncaster, Easter, Doster, Lancaster, Nester, Dunster, Lowmaster

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Doneaster Family Origin

Where is the Doneaster family from?

Doneaster Family Occupations

What did your Doneaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrical Instrument Engineers Radio Equipm and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Doneaster. 34% of Doneaster men worked as an Electrical Instrument Engineers Radio Equipm and 60% of Doneaster women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doneaster were Wholesale Fruit potato Subsm and Working Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electrical Instrument Engineers Radio Equipm
    34%
  • Labourer Road Work
    34%
  • Wholesale Fruit potato Subsm
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    60%
  • Small Private Means
    20%
  • Working Housekeeper
    20%

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

Doneaster Historical Records

What Doneaster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 161 census records available for the last name Doneaster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doneaster 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 Doneaster

Passenger List

There are 10 immigration records available for the last name Doneaster. 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 1 military records available for the last name Doneaster. For the veterans among your Doneaster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doneaster Life Expectancy

What is the average Doneaster lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doneaster 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doneaster

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