Dooney Family History

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Dooney Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Downey.

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

Similar surnames: Nooney, Dooner, Dohoney, Doolen, Downey, Looney, Mooney, Cooney

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Dooney Family Origin

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Dooney Family Occupations

What did your Dooney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewerheavy and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dooney. 6% of Dooney men worked as a Colliery Hewerheavy and 62% of Dooney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dooney were Colliery Hewer Below and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewerheavy
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Haulage Hand Below
  • Colliery Hewer Below

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Barmaid
  • Cook

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

Dooney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dooney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dooney 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dooney. 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 396 military records available for the last name Dooney. For the veterans among your Dooney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dooney Life Expectancy

What is the average Dooney lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dooney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dooney in 1963 was 75, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dooney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dooney 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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