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Donahey Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Donahue.

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

Similar surnames: Donaghey, Donaher, Donaghy, Donahoe, Donaho, Donahoo, Danehy, Donohew

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Where is the Donahey family from?

You can see how Donahey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donahey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Donahey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Donahey families living in New Brunswick. This was about 75% of all the recorded Donahey's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Donahey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Donahey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Donahey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Donahey. 27% of Donahey men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Donahey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donahey were Clerk and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • House Work
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Donahey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donahey 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 348 immigration records available for the last name Donahey. 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 652 military records available for the last name Donahey. For the veterans among your Donahey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Donahey lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Donahey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Donahey in 1958 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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