Donnelley Family History

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Donnelley Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Donnelly.

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

Similar surnames: Dannelley, Connelley, Dannelly, Connerley, Connolley, Donnally

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Donnelley Family Origin

Where is the Donnelley family from?

Donnelley Family Occupations

What did your Donnelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Donnelley family was French Polisher. Factory, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donnelley. The most common Donnelley occupation in Canada was Factory. 45% of Donnelley's were Factorys.

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  • Factory

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • French Polisher


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

Donnelley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Donnelley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donnelley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Donnelley. 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 779 military records available for the last name Donnelley. For the veterans among your Donnelley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donnelley Life Expectancy

What is the average Donnelley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2002, in the United States, Donnelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Donnelley in 1950 was 49, and 67 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Donnelley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donnelley 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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