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Dennen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of Daniel, or from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element Dein- (Dutch thegna ‘man’, ‘serving man’, ‘thane’, or ‘fighting man’). In some cases, probably an altered spelling of the Irish surname Dennan, an Americanized form of Ó Doineannaigh ‘descendant of Doineannaoh’, a byname from doineannach ‘tempestuous’.

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

Similar surnames: Mennen, Ennen, Hennen, Mannen, Dannen, Reynen, Deren, Denny, Benner

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Where is the Dennen family from?

You can see how Dennen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dennen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dennen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Dennen families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dennen's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Dennen families in 1911.
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What did your Dennen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Dennen. 50% of Dennen men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Dennen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dennen 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 718 immigration records available for the last name Dennen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dennen. For the veterans among your Dennen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dennen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Dennen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dennen in 1960 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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