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Donahue Family History

Donahue Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnchadha ‘descendant of Donnchadh’, a personal name (sometimes Anglicized as Duncan in Scotland), composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + cath ‘battle’.

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

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158,541 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
32,716 Military Records
13,638 Immigration Records
144,337 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Donahue Families

  • Number of Donahue families
     557 - 1,112
     186 - 556
     1 - 185
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Donahue families
     47 - 92
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Donahue families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Donahue Family Origin

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Donahue Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Donahue

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Donahue Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Donahue Civil War Service Records

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