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Danish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Danisch, perhaps from a pet form of Daniel or the Slavic personal names Bogdan or Niedan. Americanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Daniš, a derivative of Daniel.

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


Similar surnames: Danis, Dobish, Daniel, Manis, Hanish, Yanish, Fabish, Kalish, Nish

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Danish Family Origin

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Danish Family Occupations

What did your Danish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Danish occupation in the UK was I D Class Clerk Cencus Office. 100% of Danish's were I D Class Clerk Cencus Offices.

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  • I D Class Clerk Cencus Office

    100%

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

Danish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Danish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danish 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Danish. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Danish. For the veterans among your Danish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Danish Life Expectancy

What is the average Danish lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Danish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Danish in 1954 was 35, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Danish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Danish 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.

Famous Danish Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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