Dence Family History

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Dence Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for someone from Denmark, from Middle English den(s)ch ‘Danish’ (Old English denisc). There were many Danes in England in the Middle Ages, not only the long-established settlers in the Danelaw region, but also more recent immigrants.

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

Similar surnames: Dance, Bence, Denke, Vance, Denyer, Denby, Bunce, Denz, Dentice

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Dence Family Origin

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Dence Family Occupations

What did your Dence ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dence family was Cab Drvr. The most common Dence occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Dence's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Blacksmith Employs 1 Man and Builders Labr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dence.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith Employs 1 Man

  • Builders Labr

  • Cab Drvr


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

Dence Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dence. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dence 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 581 immigration records available for the last name Dence. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Dence. For the veterans among your Dence ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dence Life Expectancy

What is the average Dence lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dence in 1956 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dence

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dence 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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