Donellan Family History

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Donellan 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: Donnellan, Donelan, Donegan, Danella, Donnellon, Donelson, Donlan

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Donellan Family Origin

Where is the Donellan family from?

Donellan Family Occupations

What did your Donellan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Donellan family was Labourer. Chiropodist (Sub MD), Coal Merchant and Gas Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donellan. The most common Donellan occupation in the UK was Chiropodist (Sub MD). 17% of Donellan's were Chiropodist (Sub MD)s.

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  • Chiropodist (Sub MD)

  • Coal Merchant

  • Gas Maker

  • Labourer


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

Donellan Historical Records

What Donellan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Donellan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donellan 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 Donellan

Passenger List

There are 716 immigration records available for the last name Donellan. 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 355 military records available for the last name Donellan. For the veterans among your Donellan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donellan Life Expectancy

What is the average Donellan lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Donellan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Donellan in 1961 was 57, and 64 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donellan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donellan 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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