Donlon Family History

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Donlon Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Domhnalláin ‘descendant of Domhnallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Domhnall, Anglicized in Ireland as Donall or Daniel and in Scotland as Donald.

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


Similar surnames: Fenlon, Conlon, Hanlon, Donnan, Donelan, Dolen, Dolan, Dunlop, Conlan

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Donlon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Donlon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Donlon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    50%

  • England & Wales

    29%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Donlon Family Origin

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Donlon Family Occupations

What did your Donlon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donlon. The most common Donlon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Donlon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Donlon family was Pedler.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Labourer

    22%
  • Shoe Maker

    22%
  • Pedler

    11%

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

Donlon Historical Records

What Donlon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Donlon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donlon 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Donlon. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Donlon. For the veterans among your Donlon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donlon Life Expectancy

What is the average Donlon lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Donlon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Donlon in 1947 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donlon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donlon 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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