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Dannen Surname Meaning

Probably a short form of any of various German surnames for example Dannenbaum Dannenfeldt beginning with Dannen or Tannen from Middle High German tan ‘pine forest’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Danner, Tannen, Hannen, Dann, Dennen, Nannen, Dunne, Banner, Annen

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Where is the Dannen family from?

You can see how Dannen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dannen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dannen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Dannen families living in Lancashire. This was about 79% of all the recorded Dannen's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Dannen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dannen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dannen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dannen. 100% of Dannen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dannen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dannen 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 185 immigration records available for the last name Dannen. 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 353 military records available for the last name Dannen. For the veterans among your Dannen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dannen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dannen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Dannen in 1959 was 52, and 63 in 2004.

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