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Denmark Family History

Denmark Name Meaning
English: ethnic name originally denoting someone from Denmark. See also Dence. In the British Isles the name is found chiefly in East Anglia.Americanized spelling of German Dennemark, ethnic name for someone from Denmark, from Middle Low German Dennemarken.

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

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17,470 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,480 Military Records
1,410 Immigration Records
12,486 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Denmark Families

  • Number of Denmark families
     38 - 73
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Denmark families
     50 - 98
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Denmark families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Denmark Family Origin

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Denmark Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Denmark

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Denmark Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Denmark census records

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Denmark Civil War Service Records

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