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Danley Family History

Danley Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Manley, Hancey, Hanley, Danzey, Dancey, Darley, Dagley, Denley

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Where is the Danley family from?

You can see how Danley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Danley families living in Ohio. This was about 19% of all the recorded Danley's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Danley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Danley. 20% of Danley men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Danley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danley were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Danley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Danley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Danley in 1950 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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