Donnan Family History

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Donnan Name Meaning

Irish (County Down): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnáin ‘descendant of Donnán’, a diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’. This surname is often confused with Doonan.

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


Similar surnames: Dornan, Doonan, Donovan, Duncan, Doran, Donlon, Noonan, Conran

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Donnan Family Origin

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Donnan Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Tailor

    8%
  • Ag. Lab.

    5%
  • Ag. Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Donnan occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Donnan's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Ag. Lab. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donnan. A less common occupation for the Donnan family was Ag. Labourer.

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Donnan Historical Records

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Donnan Life Expectancy

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