Dahnke Family History

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Dahnke Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the Slavic personal name Danislaw, from dan- ‘gift’.

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

Similar surnames: Dahlke, Dehnke, Jahnke, Danke, Mahnke, Wanke, Denke, Ruhnke, Hahne

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Dahnke Family Origin

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Dahnke Family Occupations

What did your Dahnke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Maltster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dahnke. A less common occupation for the Dahnke family was Mining. The most common Dahnke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Dahnke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Maltster

  • Mining


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dahnke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dahnke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dahnke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dahnke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dahnke. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dahnke. For the veterans among your Dahnke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dahnke Life Expectancy

What is the average Dahnke lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dahnke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Dahnke in 1954 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dahnke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dahnke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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