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Donelson Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Donaldson.

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

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Donelson Family Origin

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Donelson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donelson. A less common occupation for the Donelson family was Farm Laborer. The most common Donelson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Donelson's were Farmers.

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Donelson Historical Records

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Donelson Life Expectancy

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