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Danielsen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Daniel.

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

Similar surnames: Danielson, Nielsen, Daniels, Karlsen, Samuelsen, Davidsen, Andersen

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Where is the Danielsen family from?

You can see how Danielsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danielsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Danielsen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Danielsen families living in Norfolk. This was about 36% of all the recorded Danielsen's in the UK. Norfolk had the highest population of Danielsen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danielsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danielsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danielsen. 20% of Danielsen men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Danielsen women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danielsen were Laborer and New Worker.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Painter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Danielsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danielsen 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Danielsen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Danielsen. For the veterans among your Danielsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danielsen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Danielsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Danielsen in 1951 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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