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Donis Name Meaning

Galician (Donís): habitational name from a place called Donís in Lugo province Galicia (Spain). The placename is from the Latin personal name Dionysius (see Dennis ) or from a variant of the personal name Dinis . Catalan (Donís): from the personal name Donís a Valencian variant of Dionís a vernacular form of Dionysius (see Dennis ). Italian (Piedmont): patronymic from the personal name Dono . It is formed with the Latin ablative plural suffix -is imparting the broader sense ‘belonging to of’ in this case ‘member of the Doni family’.

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

Similar surnames: Dobis, Denis, Danis, Bonis, Duris, Doris, Enis, Domes, Dones, Annis

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Where is the Donis family from?

You can see how Donis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Donis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Donis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Donis families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Donis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Donis families in 1911.
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What did your Donis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Donis. 42% of Donis men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Donis women worked as an Income. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Journalier
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Donis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donis 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 953 immigration records available for the last name Donis. 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 392 military records available for the last name Donis. For the veterans among your Donis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Donis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Donis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Donis in 1958 was 65, and 87 in 2004.

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