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Danzig Family History

Danzig Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Danzig German name of Gdańsk the main port of Poland on the Baltic Sea. The wide distribution of the name from an early date suggests that in many cases it may have been acquired by merchants who traded with the city as well as those who were actually born there.

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

Similar surnames: Danziger, Danzi, Danoff, Daniel, Dansie, Danis, Zang, Dansky, Banz

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Where is the Danzig family from?

You can see how Danzig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danzig family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Danzig families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Danzig families living in New York. This was about 94% of all the recorded Danzig's in USA. New York had the highest population of Danzig families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danzig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danzig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Danzig. 20% of Danzig men worked as a Salesman and 37% of Danzig women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danzig were Proprietor and Salesman. .

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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
  • Lawyer
  • Owner
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Salesman
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Danzig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danzig 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Danzig. 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 Danzig. For the veterans among your Danzig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danzig lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Danzig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Danzig in 1959 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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