Donegan Family History

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Donegan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnagáin ‘descendant of Donnagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.

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

Similar surnames: Donovan, Donnan, Donelan, Dungan, Dorgan, Lonergan, Ronan, Monahan

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Donegan Family Origin

Where is the Donegan family from?

Donegan Family Occupations

What did your Donegan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Donegan family was Laundress. Labourer, Charwoman and Compositor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donegan. The most common Donegan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Donegan's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Compositor

  • Laundress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Donegan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Donegan Historical Records

What Donegan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Donegan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donegan 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Donegan. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Donegan. For the veterans among your Donegan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donegan Life Expectancy

What is the average Donegan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Donegan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Donegan in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donegan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donegan 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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