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Origins of the McDonna surname

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About the McDonnas

We have a total number of 404 records for people with the last name McDonna.

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Where do most McDonnas live?

In 1921, most McDonnas lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McDonnas

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 205 records for the McDonna surname. The oldest one dates back to 1860.

Who were McDonnas most likely to marry?

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What are the most common McDonna first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Ellen

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Common jobs for McDonnas

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

Common Female occupations for McDonnas in 1921


Assisting At Home


Cotton Mill Hand


General Servant


House Keeper


Common Male occupations for McDonnas in 1921


Master Tailor


Actor Drama


App Joiner


Apprentice Cabinet Maker


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