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Danes Family History

Danes Name Meaning

English: variant of Dane with post-medieval excrescent -s. Dutch: patronymic from a short form of Daniel . Czech (Daneš) and Slovak (also Daneš): from a derivative of the personal name Daniel or of any of the Slavic compound personal names formed with the element dan ‘given’ (see Dana ). The surnames Danes and Daneš are very rare in Slovakia.

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

Similar surnames: Danis, Dane, Manes, Danek, Dawes, Danks, Banes, Janes, Eanes, Hanes

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Where is the Danes family from?

You can see how Danes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 145 Danes families living in Glamorgan. This was about 16% of all the recorded Danes's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Danes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Danes. 19% of Danes men worked as a General Labourer Heavy Worker and 71% of Danes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danes were Old Age Pensioner and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Butcher (dealer)
  • Bricklayer
  • Old Age Pensioner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Danes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Danes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Danes. For the veterans among your Danes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danes lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Danes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Danes in 1959 was 63, and 86 in 2004.

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