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Donat Name Meaning

English, French, German, Hungarian (Donát), Polish, and Czech (Donát): from a medieval personal name (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare ‘to give’). The name was much favored by early Christians, either because the birth of a child was seen as a gift from God, or else because the child was in turn dedicated to God. The name was borne by various early saints, among them a 6th-century hermit of Sisteron and a 7th-century bishop of Besançon, all of whom contributed to the popularity of the baptismal name in the Middle Ages, which was not checked by the heresy of a 4th-century Carthaginian bishop who also bore it. Another bearer was a 4th-century gramMarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning.

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


Similar surnames: Donato, Jonas, Monat, Dona, Mont, Dolak, Ducat, Pont, Donath, Jonak

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Donat Family Origin

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Donat Family Occupations

What did your Donat ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donat. A less common occupation for the Donat family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Donat occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Donat's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    3%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

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

Donat Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Donat Life Expectancy

What is the average Donat lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Donat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Donat in 1953 was 65, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donat 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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