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Danke Name Meaning

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with the stem dank (see Dankel ).

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


Similar surnames: Dankel, Denke, Hanke, Wanke, Dahnke, Danko, Dance, Dane, Tanke, Hapke

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Where is the Danke family from?

You can see how Danke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Danke families living in Manitoba. This was about 40% of all the recorded Danke's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Danke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Danke. 38% of Danke men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Danke women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danke were Manager and Laborer. .

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    67%
  • Laborer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Danke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danke 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 437 immigration records available for the last name Danke. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Danke. For the veterans among your Danke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danke lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Danke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Danke in 1953 was 43, and 89 in 2004.

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