Donelan Family History

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Donelan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Domhnalláin (see Donlon).

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

Similar surnames: Donegan, Donnellan, Donlon, Donnan, Donovan, Donlan, Conlan, Dolan

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Donelan Family Origin

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Donelan Family Occupations

What did your Donelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Donelan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Donelan's were Laborers. Laborer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donelan. A less common occupation for the Donelan family was Blacksmith.

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  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith


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

Donelan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Donelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donelan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Donelan. 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 866 military records available for the last name Donelan. For the veterans among your Donelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donelan Life Expectancy

What is the average Donelan lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Donelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Donelan in 1957 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donelan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donelan 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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