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Danehy Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Donahue.

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


Similar surnames: Danahy, Dane, Ganey, Raney, Haney, Dunphy, Denehy, Daley, Dally

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Where is the Danehy family from?

You can see how Danehy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danehy family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Danehy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Danehy families living in New Brunswick. This was 100% of all the recorded Danehy's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Danehy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danehy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danehy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danehy. 24% of Danehy men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Danehy women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danehy were Electrician and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Supervisor
    15%
  • Electrician
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    43%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Danehy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danehy 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 307 immigration records available for the last name Danehy. 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 260 military records available for the last name Danehy. For the veterans among your Danehy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danehy lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Danehy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Danehy in 1961 was 63, and 81 in 2004.

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