Danis Family History

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Danis Name Meaning

French: from a short form of the personal Jordanis. French and English: from a pet form of Daniel. French: habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from Anixhe in Fexhe-lez-Slins in the Belgian province of Liège, recorded in the 13th century as Anis. Hungarian: patronymic from Dani, a pet form of the personal name Dániel, Hungarian form of Daniel. Czech and Slovak (Daniš): variant of Danek (see Danek). Lithuanian and Latvian: from a derivative of the personal name Danis, Danielius (see Daniel).

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

Similar surnames: Manis, Danos, Danes, Daniel, Danish, Denis, Danks, Janis, Valis

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Danis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Danis name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Danis Family Origin

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Danis Family Occupations

What did your Danis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Danis family was Voyageur. The most common Danis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Danis's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Menusier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Danis.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Menusier

  • Voyageur


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Danis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Danis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Danis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Danis. For the veterans among your Danis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Danis Life Expectancy

What is the average Danis lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Danis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Danis in 1940 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Danis 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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