Donham Family History

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Donham Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dunham.

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

Similar surnames: Downham, Dunham, Dunnam, Donnay, Derham, Maxham, Doar, Linam, Winham

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Donham Family Origin

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Donham Family Occupations

What did your Donham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Donham. 25% of Donham men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Donham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Donham were Truck Driver and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Donham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Donham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donham 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 604 immigration records available for the last name Donham. 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 Donham. For the veterans among your Donham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donham Life Expectancy

What is the average Donham lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Donham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Donham in 1953 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donham 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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