Doneghue Family History

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Doneghue 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: Donoghue, Donaghue, Donahue, Donohue, Donegan, Yongue, O'donoghue

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Doneghue Family Origin

Where is the Doneghue family from?

Doneghue Family Occupations

What did your Doneghue ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Doneghue family was Tent Maker. Dock Labourer and Gen Lab were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Doneghue. The most common Doneghue occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 33% of Doneghue's were Dock Labourers.

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  • Dock Labourer

  • Gen Lab

  • Tent Maker


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

Doneghue Historical Records

What Doneghue family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 434 census records available for the last name Doneghue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doneghue 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 44 immigration records available for the last name Doneghue. 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 63 military records available for the last name Doneghue. For the veterans among your Doneghue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doneghue Life Expectancy

What is the average Doneghue lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2003, in the United States, Doneghue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Doneghue in 1968 was 83, and 85 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doneghue

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doneghue 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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