Dance Family History

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Dance Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French dance ‘dance’, hence a nickname for a skilled or enthusiastic dancer, or a metonymic occupational name for a professional acrobat or dancer. Probably a translation or Americanized spelling of German Danz.

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


Similar surnames: Dancer, Lance, Dace, Dane, Dence, Hance, Range, Danca, Vance, Bunce

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Dance Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dance name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dance. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

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Dance Family Origin

Where is the Dance family from?

Dance Family Occupations

What did your Dance ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dance occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Dance's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dance family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dance.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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

Dance Historical Records

What Dance family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Dance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dance 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dance. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Dance. For the veterans among your Dance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dance Life Expectancy

What is the average Dance lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Dance in 1951 was 79, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dance

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dance 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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