Donton Family History

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Donton 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: Denton, Dunton, Danton, Ponton, Donlon, Dorton, Downton, Donson

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Donton Family Origin

Where is the Donton family from?

Donton Family Occupations

What did your Donton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer and Episcopalian, Clergyman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Donton. A less common occupation for the Donton family was Locksmith. The most common Donton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Donton's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Episcopalian, Clergyman

  • Locksmith


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

Donton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Donton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donton 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 643 immigration records available for the last name Donton. 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 318 military records available for the last name Donton. For the veterans among your Donton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donton Life Expectancy

What is the average Donton lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Donton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Donton in 1957 was 53, and 46 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donton 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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