Don Name Meaning

Scottish: Aberdeenshire surname, presumably a topographic name referring to the River Don, although according to Black, it may be a variant of Dunn. Italian: in northern Italy (Venetia), from the personal name Dono, a shortening of dono di Dio ‘gift of God’; in the south, it is probably from the honorific title don, meaning ‘master’. French: from the personal name Dodo(ne). Spanish: unexplained; perhaps from the term of address don ‘mister’ (Latin dominus), in the patronymic form De Don, or perhaps a habitational name from a hypothetical place so called. Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Donát (see Donath). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Don, a variant of Dan. Vietnamese ({D-}ôn): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Dona, Yon, Bon, Din, Son, Mon, Ron, Doe, Down, Dorn

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Don Family Origin

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Don Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Brick Mason

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, the most common Don occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Don's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Don. A less common occupation for the Don family was Carpenter.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Don life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Don in 1944 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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