Dancer Family History

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Dancer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dancer or acrobat, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French dance ‘dance’ (see Dance). Translation of German Dänzer or Danser (see Danzer).

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

Similar surnames: Dance, Mander, Danzer, Ranger, Danser, Panter, Manger, Dauber, Denyer

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Dancer Family Origin

Where is the Dancer family from?

Dancer Family Occupations

What did your Dancer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Ag Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dancer. The most common Dancer occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Dancer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dancer family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dancer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dancer Historical Records

What Dancer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Dancer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dancer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dancer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dancer. For the veterans among your Dancer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dancer Life Expectancy

What is the average Dancer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dancer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dancer in 1953 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dancer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dancer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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