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Origins of the Donaldson surname

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About the Donaldsons

We have a total number of 91936 records for people with the last name Donaldson.

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Where do most Donaldsons live?

In 1921, most Donaldsons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Donaldsons

How common is your surname?

672nd most common surname in the UK

We have 67,200 records for the Donaldson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1573.

Who were Donaldsons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Donaldson first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Donaldsons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Donaldsons in 1921
Dressmaker

423

Domestic Servant

348

Housekeeper

242

F S

203

Annuitant

166

Common Male occupations for Donaldsons in 1921
Coal Miner

562

Tailor

313

Fisherman

298

Weaver

292

Joiner

283

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