Donley Family History

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Donley Name Meaning

Irish: probably a reduced form of Donnelly.

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


Similar surnames: Dooley, Conley, Denley, Dole, Cooley, Cowley, Gooley, Conly, Colley

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Donley Family Origin

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Donley Family Occupations

What did your Donley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Charwoman and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donley. A less common occupation for the Donley family was (Coal) Miner. The most common Donley occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Donley's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Charwoman

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • (Coal) Miner

    2%

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

Donley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Donley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donley 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 Donley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Donley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Donley. For the veterans among your Donley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donley Life Expectancy

What is the average Donley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Donley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Donley in 1942 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donley 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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