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Dan Family History

Dan Name Meaning

Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. Romanian: unexplained. Vietnamese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Dam, Don, Van, Jan, Day, Dahn, Dane, Man, Dau, Dean

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Where is the Dan family from?

You can see how Dan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 48 Dan families living in Yorkshire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Dan's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Dan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fisherman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dan. 34% of Dan men worked as a Fisherman and 74% of Dan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dan were Bank Clerk and None. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Fisherman
    34%
  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Bank Clerk
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Domestic Servant
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • None
    5%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Dan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Dan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Dan. For the veterans among your Dan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dan lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Dan in 1957 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

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