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Daniels Family History

Daniels Name Meaning

English, North German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Daniel.

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


Similar surnames: Daniel, Danieli, Daniele, Danielsen, Danis, Danes, Dangel, Danielski

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Where is the Daniels family from?

You can see how Daniels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Daniels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Daniels families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,505 Daniels families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Daniels's in the UK. London had the highest population of Daniels families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Daniels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Daniels ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Daniels. 8% of Daniels men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Daniels women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Daniels were Incapacitated and Incapacitated.

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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

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 579,000 census records available for the last name Daniels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daniels 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 47,000 immigration records available for the last name Daniels. 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 105,000 military records available for the last name Daniels. For the veterans among your Daniels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Daniels lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Daniels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Daniels in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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