Donelon Family History

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Donelon 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: Donlon, Donelan, Donelson, Donegan, Delon, Fenelon, Nelon, Donnellon

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Donelon Family Origin

Where is the Donelon family from?

Donelon Family Occupations

What did your Donelon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Chelsea Pensioner and Pensioner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Donelon. The most common Donelon occupation in the UK was Chelsea Pensioner. 50% of Donelon's were Chelsea Pensioners.

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  • Chelsea Pensioner

  • Pensioner


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

Donelon Historical Records

What Donelon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Donelon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donelon 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 364 immigration records available for the last name Donelon. 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 218 military records available for the last name Donelon. For the veterans among your Donelon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donelon Life Expectancy

What is the average Donelon lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Donelon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Donelon in 1961 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donelon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donelon 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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