Danish Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Danish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Danisch, perhaps from a pet form of Daniel or the Slavic personal names Bogdan or Niedan. Americanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Daniš, a derivative of Daniel.

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Danish Family Origin

Where is the Danish family from?

SHOW MORE

Danish Family Occupations

What did your Danish ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Collector Of Customs

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Danish family was Laborer. Carpenter, Collector Of Customs and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Danish. The most common Danish occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Danish's were Carpenters.

Source: Census data for Danish | Data not to scale

Danish Historical Records

What Danish family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Danish ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Danish

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Danish Life Expectancy

What is the average Danish lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Danish 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Danish Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Look up another name