Donegan Family History

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Donegan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnagáin ‘descendant of Donnagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.

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


Similar surnames: Donovan, Donnan, Donelan, Dungan, Dorgan, Lonergan, Ronan, Monahan

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Donegan Family Origin

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Donegan Family Occupations

What did your Donegan ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Donegan Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Donegan ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Donegan Life Expectancy

What is the average Donegan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Donegan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Donegan in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donegan 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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