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Doane Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubháin ‘descendant of Dubhán’, meaning ‘the little black one’, a common name in the 16th century in southern Ireland, or Ó Damháin ‘descendant of Damhán’ meaning ‘fawn’, ‘little stag’, a rare Ulster name. See also Devine.

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


Similar surnames: Dane, Duane, Doyne, Deane, Dore, Coan, Dwan, Downes, Shane, Dade

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Doane Family Origin

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Doane Family Occupations

What did your Doane ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Doane family was Laborer. The most common Doane occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Doane's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doane.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Doane Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Doane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doane 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Doane. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Doane. For the veterans among your Doane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doane Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Doane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Doane in 1943 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doane 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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