Donkin Family History

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Donkin Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Duncan.

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

Similar surnames: Dunkin, Donlin, Dinkin, Donn, Donlan, Donlon, Hockin, Dowlin, Okin

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Donkin Family Origin

Where is the Donkin family from?

Donkin Family Occupations

What did your Donkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Donkin occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Donkin's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Donkin family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Fisherman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donkin.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Fisherman

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Donkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Donkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donkin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Donkin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Donkin. For the veterans among your Donkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Donkin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Donkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Donkin in 1959 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donkin 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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