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Donato Family History

Donato Name Meaning
Italian: from the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare ‘to give’). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning. See also Donat.

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

89,493 Historical Documents with Donato on Ancestry.com
32,783 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,661 Military Records
13,369 Immigration Records
18,243 Census and Voter Lists
20,437 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Donato Families

  • Number of Donato families
     76 - 149
     26 - 75
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Donato families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Donato families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Donato Family Origin

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Donato Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Donato

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Donato Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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