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Daniels Name Meaning

English Irish (Cork) North German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Daniel with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Daniel, Danieli, Daniele, Danielsen, Danis, Danes, Dangel, Danielski

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Where is the Daniels family from?

You can see how Daniels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Daniels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Daniels families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 224 Daniels families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Daniels's in USA. New York had the highest population of Daniels families in 1840.
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What did your Daniels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Daniels. 19% of Daniels men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Daniels women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Daniels were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 579,000 census records available for the last name Daniels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daniels 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 47,000 immigration records available for the last name Daniels. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 105,000 military records available for the last name Daniels. For the veterans among your Daniels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Daniels lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Daniels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Daniels in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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