Doan Family History

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Doan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Doane. Vietnamese ({D-}oàn): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Don, Dwan, Dean, Doran, Roan, Moan, Coan, Doak, Dan, Boal

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Doan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Doan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Doan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Southeast Asia—Vietnam


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Doan Family Origin

Where is the Doan family from?

Doan Family Occupations

What did your Doan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Doan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Doan's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doan. A less common occupation for the Doan family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Doan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Doan Historical Records

What Doan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Doan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Doan. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Doan. For the veterans among your Doan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doan Life Expectancy

What is the average Doan lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Doan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Doan in 1950 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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