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Dancy Family History

Dancy Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dansie.

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


Similar surnames: Dancey, Danzy, Dacy, Danca, Dance, Tacy, Hanny, Davy, Francy, Acy

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Where is the Dancy family from?

You can see how Dancy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dancy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dancy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Dancy families living in North Carolina. This was about 39% of all the recorded Dancy's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Dancy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dancy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dancy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dancy. 33% of Dancy men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Dancy women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dancy were Farming and Servant.

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Servant
    8%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Dancy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dancy 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 Dancy. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dancy. For the veterans among your Dancy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dancy lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dancy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Dancy in 1948 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

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