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Donegan Family History

Donegan Name Meaning

Irish (Cork and Meath): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnagáin ‘descendant of Donnagán’ a personal name from a double diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Donovan, Donnan, Donelan, Dungan, Dorgan, Lonergan, Ronan, Monahan

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Where is the Donegan family from?

You can see how Donegan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donegan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Donegan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 32 Donegan families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Donegan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Donegan families in 1911.
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What did your Donegan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Donegan. 60% of Donegan men worked as a Clerk and 100% of Donegan women worked as a Student. .

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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

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Donegan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donegan 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 Donegan. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Donegan. For the veterans among your Donegan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Donegan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Donegan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Donegan in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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