Donaldson Family History

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Donaldson Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Donald, often representing a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnaill (see McDonald).

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


Similar surnames: Donlon, Donald, Nelson, Donalson, Donelan, Condon, Coalson, Dodson

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Donaldson Family Origin

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Donaldson Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donaldson. The most common Donaldson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Donaldson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Donaldson family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Donaldson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Donaldson Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Donaldson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Donaldson in 1940 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donaldson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donaldson 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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