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Donehue Name Meaning

Altered form of Irish Donahue .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Donahue, Donohue, Donoghue, Donohoe, Donehoo, Donahoe, Donaghue

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Where is the Donehue family from?

You can see how Donehue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donehue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Donehue families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Donehue families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Donehue's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Donehue families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Donehue surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Donehue ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Donehue. 31% of Donehue men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Donehue women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donehue were Dentist and Waitress. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Dentist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Waitress
    29%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Donehue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donehue census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 524 immigration records available for the last name Donehue. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 572 military records available for the last name Donehue. For the veterans among your Donehue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Donehue lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Donehue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Donehue in 1962 was 69, and 83 in 2003.

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