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Doner Name Meaning

German (Döner): occupational name for a musician, from an agent derivative of Middle High German dœnen ‘to sing or play’. Altered spelling of German Döhner (see Dohner).

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


Similar surnames: Boner, Domer, Dower, Doser, Dorer, Donner, Depner, Kober, Kroner

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Doner Family Origin

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Doner Family Occupations

What did your Doner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Doner family was Carpenter. The most common Doner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 48% of Doner's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doner.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • School

    22%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Doner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Doner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Doner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Doner. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Doner. For the veterans among your Doner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doner Life Expectancy

What is the average Doner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Doner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Doner in 1952 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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