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Donnell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Donnell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Donnell Family Origin

Where is the Donnell family from?

Donnell Family Occupations

What did your Donnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Donnell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 54% of Donnell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donnell. A less common occupation for the Donnell family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer


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

Donnell Historical Records

What Donnell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 138,000 census records available for the last name Donnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donnell 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Donnell. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Donnell. For the veterans among your Donnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Donnell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Donnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Donnell in 1941 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donnell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donnell 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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