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Dancer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dancer or acrobat, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French dance ‘dance’ (see Dance). Translation of German Dänzer or Danser (see Danzer).

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


Similar surnames: Dance, Mander, Danzer, Ranger, Danser, Panter, Manger, Dauber, Denyer

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Where is the Dancer family from?

You can see how Dancer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dancer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dancer families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Dancer families living in New Jersey. This was about 41% of all the recorded Dancer's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Dancer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dancer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dancer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dancer. 30% of Dancer men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Dancer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dancer were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Dancer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dancer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dancer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dancer. For the veterans among your Dancer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dancer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dancer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dancer in 1953 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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