Dona Family History

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Dona Name Meaning

Italian (Donà): Venetian variant of Donato. Southern Italian: from a reduced form of Adona, feminine form of Adone. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Donát (see Donath). Catalan: perhaps from dona ‘lady’, ‘woman’.

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


Similar surnames: Don, Dana, Bona, Mona, Dora, Donat, Toma, Lona, Dina, Donna

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Dona Family Origin

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Dona Family Occupations

What did your Dona ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dona occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Dona's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dona. A less common occupation for the Dona family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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Dona Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dona. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dona 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 Dona. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dona. For the veterans among your Dona ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dona Life Expectancy

What is the average Dona lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dona life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dona in 1962 was 72, and 54 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dona 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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