Doonan Family History

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Doonan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnáin ‘descendant of Dúnán’, which is a pet form of a longer name beginning with dun ‘fortress’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnáin (see Donnan).

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

Similar surnames: Donnan, Honan, Dornan, Noonan, Coonan, Moonan, Goonan, Dolan, Dona

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Doonan Family Origin

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Doonan Family Occupations

What did your Doonan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Shipyard Plater Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Doonan. 50% of Doonan men worked as a Shipyard Plater Heavy Worker and 77% of Doonan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doonan were General Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Shipyard Plater Heavy Worker
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Incapacitated

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

Doonan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Doonan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doonan 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 Doonan. 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 Doonan. For the veterans among your Doonan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doonan Life Expectancy

What is the average Doonan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Doonan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Doonan in 1955 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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