Donella Family History

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Donella 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: Danella, Vanella, Donnelly, Rinella, Morella, Montella, Dovell

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Donella Family Origin

Where is the Donella family from?

Donella Family Occupations

What did your Donella ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Donella occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Donella's were Laborers. Laborer and Works In Woolen Mill were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Donella.

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  • Laborer

  • Works In Woolen Mill


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

Donella Historical Records

What Donella family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 389 census records available for the last name Donella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donella 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 Donella. 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 49 military records available for the last name Donella. For the veterans among your Donella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donella Life Expectancy

What is the average Donella lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Donella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Donella in 1966 was 80, and 56 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donella

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donella 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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