Doncaster Family History

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Doncaster Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, named from the river name Don (a Celtic name meaning ‘water’, ‘river’) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’.

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


Similar surnames: Lancaster, Dorchester, Worcester, Waycaster, Dunster, Doster, Casler

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Doncaster Family Origin

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Doncaster Family Occupations

What did your Doncaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Doncaster occupation in the USA was Miller. 14% of Doncaster's were Millers. Miller, Car Inspector and Clerk In R.R. Shops were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doncaster. A less common occupation for the Doncaster family was Farmer.

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  • Miller

    14%
  • Car Inspector

    7%
  • Clerk In R.R. Shops

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%

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

Doncaster Historical Records

What Doncaster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Doncaster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doncaster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Doncaster

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Doncaster. 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 Doncaster. For the veterans among your Doncaster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doncaster Life Expectancy

What is the average Doncaster lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Doncaster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Doncaster in 1958 was 67, and 97 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doncaster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doncaster 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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