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Dann Surname Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu) which is often found as dane in placenames in Essex Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Kent and Sussex. Compare Dean . English: perhaps from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Daniel . German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pine tree from Old High German tanna ‘pine tree’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bann, Wann, Mann, Gann, Kann, Tann, Pann, Dane, Rann, Nann

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Where is the Dann family from?

You can see how Dann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dann families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 247 Dann families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Dann's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dann families in 1911.
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What did your Dann ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dann. 45% of Dann men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Dann women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dann were Clerk and Income. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Dann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dann 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Dann. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Dann. For the veterans among your Dann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dann lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dann in 1955 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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