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Danker Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Dankert.

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

Similar surnames: Dankers, Denker, Dunker, Daneker, Danzer, Danser, Dankert, Damer

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Where is the Danker family from?

You can see how Danker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Danker families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Danker's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Danker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danker. 24% of Danker men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Danker women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danker were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Danker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danker 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 Danker. 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 999 military records available for the last name Danker. For the veterans among your Danker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danker lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Danker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Danker in 1953 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

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