Donel Family History

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Donel 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: Doner, Dones, Dovel, Done, Doney, Doyel, Daniel, Borel, Dore, Donat

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Donel Family Origin

Where is the Donel family from?

Donel Family Occupations

What did your Donel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donel. The most common Donel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Donel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Donel family was Day Laborer On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Day Laborer On Farm


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

Donel Historical Records

What Donel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Donel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donel 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Donel. 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 210 military records available for the last name Donel. For the veterans among your Donel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donel Life Expectancy

What is the average Donel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Donel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Donel in 1955 was 52, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donel 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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