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Donaho Family History

Donaho Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Donahue.

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

Similar surnames: Donahoo, Donoho, Donahoe, Donohoo, Donaghy, Dunahoo, Donehoo, Donohoe

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Where is the Donaho family from?

You can see how Donaho families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donaho family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Donaho families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Donaho families living in Ohio. This was about 19% of all the recorded Donaho's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Donaho families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Donaho surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Donaho ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Donaho. 31% of Donaho men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Donaho women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donaho were Manager and Operator.

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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
  • Dairyman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Operator
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What Donaho family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Donaho. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donaho 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 386 immigration records available for the last name Donaho. 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 891 military records available for the last name Donaho. For the veterans among your Donaho ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Donaho lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Donaho life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Donaho in 1953 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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