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Doane Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubháin ‘descendant of Dubhán’ meaning ‘the little black one’ a common name in the 16th century in southern Ireland or Ó Damháin ‘descendant of Damhán’ meaning ‘fawn little stag’ a rare Ulster name. See also Devine .

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

Similar surnames: Dane, Duane, Doyne, Deane, Dore, Coan, Dwan, Downes, Shane, Dade

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Where is the Doane family from?

You can see how Doane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doane families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 159 Doane families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 71% of all the recorded Doane's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Doane families in 1911.
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What did your Doane ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Doane. 38% of Doane men worked as a Fisherman and 13% of Doane women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doane were Farming Fisherman and Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Fisherman
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farming Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Doane. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Doane. For the veterans among your Doane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doane lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Doane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Doane in 1943 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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