40,704 Donaldson members around the world
Donaldson Family HistoryThis interesting name, of Scottish and Irish origin, is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic patronymic name "MacDomhnall", meaning "son of Donald". The Gaelic personal name "Domhnall" is composed of the Celtic elements "dubro", meaning world, and "val", might, rule and is found in 13th Century Scotland as "Dofnald", "Douenald" and "Dufenald". One Lucas filius (son of) Douenaldi was a Scots prisoner of War in Berkhamstede in 1296, according to the Calendar of Documents relating to Scotland. The surname itself first appears in the mid 14th Century in Scotland (see below).
Join the conversation with the Donaldson tribe
- Find your Donaldson ancestor
- Tell us about your Donaldson Family
- Tell us about your Donaldson ancestors
- Ask a question about the Donaldson history
- Leave a message for Donaldson family members
Invite more Donaldson family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Donaldson tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the Donaldson live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!
Show off the Donaldson Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from