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Donahoo Family History

Donahoo Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Donahue.

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


Similar surnames: Donohoo, Donehoo, Donaho, Donahoe, Dunahoo, Donohoe, Donahey, Donoho

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Where is the Donahoo family from?

You can see how Donahoo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donahoo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Donahoo families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Donahoo family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Donahoo's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Donahoo families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Donahoo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Donahoo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Donahoo. 23% of Donahoo men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Donahoo women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donahoo were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Donahoo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donahoo 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 413 immigration records available for the last name Donahoo. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Donahoo. For the veterans among your Donahoo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Donahoo lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Donahoo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Donahoo in 1951 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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