Donehay Family History

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Donehay 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: Donegan, Donnay, Donelan, Doney, Donaway, Donham, Donehoo, Donahey

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Donehay Family Origin

Where is the Donehay family from?

Donehay Family Occupations

What did your Donehay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Donehay occupation in the UK was Labourer. 100% of Donehay's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer


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

Donehay Historical Records

What Donehay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 132 census records available for the last name Donehay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donehay 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 7 immigration records available for the last name Donehay. 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 10 military records available for the last name Donehay. For the veterans among your Donehay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donehay Life Expectancy

What is the average Donehay lifespan?

Average Donehay life expectancy in 1974 was 84 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donehay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donehay 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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