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Dane Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Daane . Irish (Fermanagh): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déaghain ‘descendant of the dean’ but also of English origin a variant of Dean . English: variant of Dann . English: variant of Dean . French (mainly Landes; Dané): variant of Daney possibly an ethnic name for someone from Denmark. Hungarian (Dáné): from the personal name Dániel Hungarian form of Daniel .

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

Similar surnames: Lane, Deane, Dana, Dale, Dano, Dann, Cane, Danes, Kane, Dade

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Where is the Dane family from?

You can see how Dane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dane families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 175 Dane families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dane's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dane families in 1891.
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What did your Dane ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dane. 13% of Dane men worked as a Builders Labourer and 77% of Dane women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dane were General Labourer Heavy Worker and 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Dane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dane 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Dane. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dane. For the veterans among your Dane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dane lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dane in 1941 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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