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Danbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Danbury in Essex, named in Old English as the ‘stronghold (burh) of a man called Dene’.

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

Similar surnames: Banbury, Hanbury, Albury, Marbury, Asbury, Duxbury, Gadbury, Danby

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Where is the Danbury family from?

You can see how Danbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danbury families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Danbury families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Danbury's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Danbury families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danbury. 43% of Danbury men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Instructor
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Danbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danbury 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Danbury. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Danbury. For the veterans among your Danbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danbury lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Danbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Danbury in 1960 was 47, and 75 in 2003.

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