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Donnelly Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnghaile ‘descendant of Donnghal’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + gal ‘valor’. It is claimed that most bearers of this surname in Donegal descend from Donnghal O’Neill, 17th in descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages; there were also other families of the same name in Sligo and Cork.

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


Similar surnames: Fennell, Connolly, Hennelly, Donnell, Donnellon, Donnellan, Munnelly

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Donnelly Family Origin

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Donnelly Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Donnelly family was Laborer. Farmer, Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donnelly. The most common Donnelly occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Donnelly's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Donnelly Historical Records

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Donnelly Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Donnelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Donnelly in 1941 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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