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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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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 the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 88 Dane families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dane's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dane families in 1911.
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What did your Dane ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dane. 33% of Dane men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Dane women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dane were Manager and Carpenter.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Fisherman
    7%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    28%
  • Domestic
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Carpenter
    19%
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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 Canada, 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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