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 1939, Miner Stoneman Below and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Donley.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Miner Stoneman Below

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Donley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 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.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 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 7,000 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

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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.

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