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Dona Name Meaning

Italian (Donà): Venetian variant of Donato. Southern Italian: from a reduced form of Adona, feminine form of Adone. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Donát (see Donath). Catalan: perhaps from dona ‘lady’, ‘woman’.

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


Similar surnames: Don, Dana, Bona, Mona, Dora, Donat, Toma, Lona, Dina, Donna

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Where is the Dona family from?

You can see how Dona families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dona family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dona families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Dona families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dona's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dona families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dona surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dona ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dona. 34% of Dona men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Dona women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dona were Miner and Maid.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dona. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dona 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dona. 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 761 military records available for the last name Dona. For the veterans among your Dona ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dona lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dona life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dona in 1962 was 72, and 54 in 2004.

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