Donat Name Meaning

English, French, German, Hungarian (Donát), Polish, and Czech (Donát): from a medieval personal name (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare ‘to give’). The name was much favored by early Christians, either because the birth of a child was seen as a gift from God, or else because the child was in turn dedicated to God. The name was borne by various early saints, among them a 6th-century hermit of Sisteron and a 7th-century bishop of Besançon, all of whom contributed to the popularity of the baptismal name in the Middle Ages, which was not checked by the heresy of a 4th-century Carthaginian bishop who also bore it. Another bearer was a 4th-century gramMarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning.

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


Similar surnames: Donato, Jonas, Monat, Dona, Mont, Dolak, Ducat, Pont, Donath, Jonak

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Donat Family Origin

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Donat Family Occupations

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  • Student

    43%
  • Fisherman

    19%
  • Servant

    12%
  • Farmer

    4%

In 1881, Student, Fisherman and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donat. The most common Donat occupation in Canada was Student. 43% of Donat's were Students. A less common occupation for the Donat family was Farmer.

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Between 1953 and 2004, Donat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Donat in 1953 was 65, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donat

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