Donehew Family History

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Donehew 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: Donohew, Donehoo, Donahey, Donaher, Donchez, Deneve, Donze, Dougher

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Donehew Family Origin

Where is the Donehew family from?

Donehew Family Occupations

What did your Donehew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Donehew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Donehew's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donehew. A less common occupation for the Donehew family was Flaging Contracts.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Flaging Contracts


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

Donehew Historical Records

What Donehew family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 519 census records available for the last name Donehew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donehew 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 immigration records available for the last name Donehew. 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 115 military records available for the last name Donehew. For the veterans among your Donehew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donehew Life Expectancy

What is the average Donehew lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Donehew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Donehew in 1966 was 78, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donehew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donehew 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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