Donthwaite Family History

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Donthwaite Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Goldthwaite, Garthwaite, Crosthwaite, Brathwaite, Southgate, Douthit

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Donthwaite Family Origin

Where is the Donthwaite family from?

Donthwaite Family Occupations

What did your Donthwaite ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Donthwaite family was Stone Quarryman. Agricultural Labourer and Labr Iron Works were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Donthwaite. The most common Donthwaite occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Donthwaite's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labr Iron Works

  • Stone Quarryman


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

Donthwaite Historical Records

What Donthwaite family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79 census records available for the last name Donthwaite. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donthwaite 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 18 immigration records available for the last name Donthwaite. 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 4 military records available for the last name Donthwaite. For the veterans among your Donthwaite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donthwaite Life Expectancy

What is the average Donthwaite lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donthwaite 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donthwaite

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