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Donaghy Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Donahue.

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

Similar surnames: Donaghey, Donahey, Donaghue, Donaho, Danahy, Donahoe, Danehy, Donahoo

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Where is the Donaghy family from?

You can see how Donaghy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donaghy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Donaghy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 62 Donaghy families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Donaghy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Donaghy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Donaghy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Donaghy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Donaghy. 45% of Donaghy men worked as a 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Janitor
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Donaghy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donaghy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Donaghy. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Donaghy. For the veterans among your Donaghy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Donaghy lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Donaghy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Donaghy in 1950 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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