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Don Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Dunn . English and Scottish: variant of Dun a habitational name from Dun in Angus Scotland. Italian (Veneto): from a variant of the personal name Dono ‘gift (of God)’. Galician: probably a nickname from don ‘favor kindness’. Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Donát (see Donath ). French: from the old personal name Don derived from ancient Germanic Dodo a short form of compound names based on the element dod (see Dodier ).7: French: habitational name from a place called Don in Nord.8: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Don a variant of Dan .9: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 曾 see Zeng .10: Vietnamese (Đôn): possibly from the Chinese surname 敦 see Dun 5.

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


Similar surnames: Dona, Yon, Bon, Din, Son, Mon, Ron, Doe, Down, Dorn

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Where is the Don family from?

You can see how Don families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Don family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Don families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 39 Don families living in Ontario. This was about 27% of all the recorded Don's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Don families in 1911.
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What did your Don ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Don. 16% of Don men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Don women worked as a Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Cook
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Don. For the veterans among your Don ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Don lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Don life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Don in 1944 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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