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Danoff Name Meaning

Bulgarian: alternative spelling of Danov, a patronymic from the personal name Dano. Jewish (American): shortened form of some eastern Ashkenazic surname, most likely from Danowski, a habitational name from the village of Danowo in Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Janoff, Kanoff, Tarnoff, Granoff, Duboff, Sadoff, Dano, Sarnoff

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Where is the Danoff family from?

You can see how Danoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danoff family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Danoff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Danoff families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Danoff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Danoff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danoff. 41% of Danoff men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Danoff women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danoff were Attorney and Waitress.

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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

  • Salesman
    41%
  • Dentist
    14%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Attorney
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 674 census records available for the last name Danoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danoff 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 270 immigration records available for the last name Danoff. 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 199 military records available for the last name Danoff. For the veterans among your Danoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danoff lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Danoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Danoff in 1961 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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