Doonan Family History

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Doonan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dúnáin ‘descendant of Dúnán’, which is a pet form of a longer name beginning with dun ‘fortress’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donnáin (see Donnan).

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


Similar surnames: Donnan, Honan, Dornan, Noonan, Coonan, Moonan, Goonan, Dolan, Dona

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Doonan Family Origin

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Doonan Family Occupations

What did your Doonan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Doonan family was British Pensionier. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doonan. The most common Doonan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Doonan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • School

    17%
  • Labourer

    11%
  • British Pensionier

    6%

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

Doonan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Doonan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doonan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Doonan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Doonan. For the veterans among your Doonan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doonan Life Expectancy

What is the average Doonan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Doonan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Doonan in 1955 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doonan 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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