Dane Family History

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Dane Name Meaning

English: variant of Dean or Dence. French (Dané): ethnic name for someone from Denmark. Dutch: variant spelling of Daane. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déaghain ‘descendant of the dean’, but also of English origin, a variant of Dean. 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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Dane Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dane name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dane. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Dane Family Origin

Where is the Dane family from?

Dane Family Occupations

What did your Dane ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dane occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Dane's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dane. A less common occupation for the Dane family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer

  • Merchant


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

Dane Historical Records

What Dane family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Dane. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 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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Dane Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dane 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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