Donell Family History

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Donell 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: Dovell, Doell, Monell, Dowell, Donnell, Cornell, Doll, Knell

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Donell Family Origin

Where is the Donell family from?

Donell Family Occupations

What did your Donell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Donell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 21% of Donell's were Labourers. Labourer, Annuitant and Builder Employs 18 Men were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donell. A less common occupation for the Donell family was Cabman.

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  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Builder Employs 18 Men

  • Cabman


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

Donell Historical Records

What Donell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Donell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donell 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 Donell

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Donell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Donell. For the veterans among your Donell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donell Life Expectancy

What is the average Donell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Donell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Donell in 1958 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donell 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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