O'donovan Family History

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O'donovan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donndubháin ‘descendant of Donndubhán’ (see Donovan).

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


Similar surnames: Donovan, Donegan, O'donoghue, O'dean, O'donnell, Donnan, O'gorman

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O'donovan Family Origin

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O'donovan Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'donovan. The most common O'donovan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of O'donovan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the O'donovan family was Labr.

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Labr

    7%

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

O'donovan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name O'donovan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'donovan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name O'donovan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name O'donovan. For the veterans among your O'donovan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'donovan Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'donovan 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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