Donehey Family History

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Donehey 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: Donahey, Doney, Donley, Donehoo, Donohew, Donaghey, Donaher, Danehy

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Donehey Family Origin

Where is the Donehey family from?

Donehey Family Occupations

What did your Donehey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Donehey family was Stone Cutter. The most common Donehey occupation in the USA was Domestic. 33% of Donehey's were Domestics. Domestic and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Donehey.

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  • Domestic

  • Laborer

  • Stone Cutter


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

Donehey Historical Records

What Donehey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 314 census records available for the last name Donehey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donehey 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 Donehey. 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 53 military records available for the last name Donehey. For the veterans among your Donehey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donehey Life Expectancy

What is the average Donehey lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2002, in the United States, Donehey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Donehey in 1967 was 87, and 60 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donehey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donehey 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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