Donehue Family History

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Donehue 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: Donahue, Donohue, Donoghue, Donohoe, Donehoo, Donahoe, Donaghue

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Donehue Family Origin

Where is the Donehue family from?

Donehue Family Occupations

What did your Donehue ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donehue. The most common Donehue occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Donehue's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Donehue family was Rope Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Rope Maker


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

Donehue Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Donehue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donehue census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Donehue

Passenger List

There are 524 immigration records available for the last name Donehue. 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 572 military records available for the last name Donehue. For the veterans among your Donehue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donehue Life Expectancy

What is the average Donehue lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Donehue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Donehue in 1962 was 69, and 83 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donehue

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donehue 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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