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Dancey Family History

Dancey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dansie.

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


Similar surnames: Danzey, Dancy, Darcey, Dance, Denney, Darsey, Lacey, Lancey, Dancer

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Where is the Dancey family from?

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

What did your Dancey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dancey. 31% of Dancey men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Dancey women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dancey were Machinist and Maid.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Cashier
    6%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dancey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dancey 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 981 immigration records available for the last name Dancey. 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 Dancey. For the veterans among your Dancey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dancey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Dancey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Dancey in 1962 was 68, and 65 in 2003.

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