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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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Where is the Danis family from?

You can see how Danis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 349 Danis families living in Quebec. This was about 56% of all the recorded Danis's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Danis families in 1911.
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What did your Danis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Danis. 24% of Danis men worked as a Cultivateur and 22% of Danis women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danis were Laborer and Institutrice.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    24%
  • Journalier
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servante
    22%
  • Revenue
    16%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Institutrice
    11%
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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