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Doner Name Meaning

Altered form of German Döhner (see Dohner ) or Donner or perhaps of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Americanized form of French Canadian Daunais or Donais .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Boner, Domer, Dower, Doser, Dorer, Donner, Depner, Kober, Kroner

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Where is the Doner family from?

You can see how Doner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Doner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Doner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Doner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doner. 20% of Doner men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Doner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doner were Painter and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Doner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Doner. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Doner. For the veterans among your Doner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Doner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Doner in 1952 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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