Doneley Family History

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Doneley 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: Donley, Donnelly, Dunkley, Onley, Denley, Densley, Dooley, Dingley

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Doneley Family Origin

Where is the Doneley family from?

Doneley Family Occupations

What did your Doneley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Doneley occupation in the UK was Barrister At Law (Practising). 100% of Doneley's were Barrister At Law (Practising)s.

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  • Barrister At Law (Practising)


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

Doneley Historical Records

What Doneley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Doneley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doneley 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 133 immigration records available for the last name Doneley. 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 122 military records available for the last name Doneley. For the veterans among your Doneley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doneley Life Expectancy

What is the average Doneley lifespan?

Between 1978 and 1993, in the United States, Doneley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Doneley in 1978 was 53, and 85 in 1993.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doneley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doneley 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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