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Danca Name Meaning

Portuguese (Dança): perhaps a nickname from dança ‘dance’. Dutch: variant of Dankaert (see Dankert). Americanized spelling of Hungarian Dancsa, a patronymic from Dancs, a pet form of Dániel, Domonkos, or Damján.

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


Similar surnames: Dana, Janca, Dance, Dancy, Franca, Janco, Danza, Hance, Danz, Bacca

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Where is the Danca family from?

You can see how Danca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danca family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Danca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Danca families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Danca's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Danca families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Power Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danca. 45% of Danca men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Danca women worked as a Power Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danca were Cutter and Inspector.

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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
    45%
  • Plasterer
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Cutter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Power Machine Operator
    43%
  • Clerk Sales
    29%
  • Inspector
    29%
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Census Records

There are 850 census records available for the last name Danca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danca 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Danca. 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 350 military records available for the last name Danca. For the veterans among your Danca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danca lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Danca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Danca in 1957 was 33, and 65 in 2004.

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