Dance Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French dance ‘dance’, hence a nickname for a skilled or enthusiastic dancer, or a metonymic occupational name for a professional acrobat or dancer. Probably a translation or Americanized spelling of German Danz.

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


Similar surnames: Dancer, Lance, Dace, Dane, Dence, Hance, Range, Danca, Vance, Bunce

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Dance Family Origin

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Dance Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dance family was Bricklayer. The most common Dance occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Dance's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dance.

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Dance Historical Records

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Dance Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Dance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Dance in 1951 was 79, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dance

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