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Dones Name Meaning

Catalan: possibly from the plural of Catalan dona ‘lady’, ‘woman’, perhaps alluding to a convent.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mones, Fones, Donis, Downes, Done, Doles, Domes, Fontes, Doten

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Where is the Dones family from?

You can see how Dones families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dones family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dones families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 41 Dones families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Dones's in the UK. London had the highest population of Dones families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dones surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dones ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Dones. 81% of Dones women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Housemaid
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • Domestic Servant
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dones. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Dones lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dones life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Dones in 1952 was 39, and 66 in 2004.

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