B

You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Donner relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 15 more people named Donner in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.

Gender

Create, build, and explore your family tree.

What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,841 people named Donner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% more person named Donner in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 2,856 people named Donner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 95
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Donner families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 858 were first-generation Americans
  • 30% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany