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Donis Name Meaning

Catalan (Donís): from the personal name Donís, a Valencian variant of Dionís, a vernacular form of Dionysius (see Dennis). Italian (Piedmont): possibly a variant of Donisi, cognate with 1.

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


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

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Donis Family Origin

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Donis Family Occupations

What did your Donis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Donis occupation in Canada was Labourer. 43% of Donis's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Donis family was Potashmaker. Labourer, Servant and Potash Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donis.

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  • Labourer

    43%
  • Servant

    29%
  • Potash Maker

    14%
  • Potashmaker

    14%

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

Donis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Donis Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donis 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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