Donovan Family History

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Donovan Name Meaning

Irish (originally of County Limerick, later of Counties Cork and Kilkenny): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donndubháin ‘descendant of Donndubhán’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

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Donovan Family Origin

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Donovan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Keeps House

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Donovan family was Keeps House. The most common Donovan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Donovan's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donovan.

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Donovan Life Expectancy

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