Donner Family History

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Donner Name Meaning

German: nickname for a loud or irascible man, from Middle High German doner ‘thunder’ (Old High German thonar). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of German Donner ‘thunder’.

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


Similar surnames: Danner, Doner, Dobler, Bonner, Finner, Sonner, Banner, Depner, Benner

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Donner Family Origin

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Donner Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • School

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

In 1881, the most common Donner occupation in Canada was Laborer. 17% of Donner's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Donner family was Farmer. Laborer, School and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donner.

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Donner Historical Records

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Donner Life Expectancy

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