Donson Family History

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Donson Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Compare Dunson, of which this may be a variant.

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

Similar surnames: Dolson, Bonson, Dunson, Denson, Dowson, Jonson, Bronson, Dopson

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Donson Family Origin

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Donson Family Occupations

What did your Donson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Lime Burner and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donson. The most common Donson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Donson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Donson family was Boss At Mine.

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  • Farmer

  • Lime Burner

  • Baker

  • Boss At Mine


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

Donson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Donson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donson 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 661 immigration records available for the last name Donson. 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 547 military records available for the last name Donson. For the veterans among your Donson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donson Life Expectancy

What is the average Donson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Donson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Donson in 1956 was 53, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donson 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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