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Danish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Danisch, perhaps from a pet form of Daniel or the Slavic personal names Bogdan or Niedan. Americanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Daniš, a derivative of Daniel.

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


Similar surnames: Danis, Dobish, Daniel, Manis, Hanish, Yanish, Fabish, Kalish, Nish

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Danish Family Origin

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Danish Family Occupations

What did your Danish ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Collector Of Customs

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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In 1880, the most common Danish occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Danish's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Collector Of Customs and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Danish. A less common occupation for the Danish family was Laborer.

Source: Census data for Danish | Data not to scale

Danish Historical Records

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Danish Life Expectancy

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