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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Dan Family Origin

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Dan Family Occupations

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In 1881, Fisherman, Farmer and Brick Layer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dan. The most common Dan occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 9% of Dan's were Fishermans. A less common occupation for the Dan family was Bricklayer.

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  • Fisherman

  • Farmer

  • Brick Layer

  • Bricklayer


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Dan Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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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Dan Life Expectancy

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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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