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Donegan Family History

Donegan Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnagáin ‘descendant of Donnagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.

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

109,006 Historical Documents with Donegan on Ancestry.com
40,220 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,499 Military Records
6,200 Immigration Records
28,058 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Donegan Families

  • Number of Donegan families
     75 - 147
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Donegan families
     43 - 83
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Donegan families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Donegan census records

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Donegan Family Origin

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Donegan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Donegan

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Donegan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Donegan census records

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Donegan Civil War Service Records

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