Dann Family History

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Dann Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a woodland pasture, from Middle English denn ‘woodland pasture, especially for swine’ (Old English denn, dænn). Scottish: from a short form of the personal name Daniel. German and French (Alsace): topographic name for someone who lived by a pine tree, from Old High German tanna ‘pine tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Bann, Wann, Mann, Gann, Kann, Tann, Pann, Dane, Rann, Nann

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Dann Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dann name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dann. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Dann Family Origin

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Dann Family Occupations

What did your Dann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Dann's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dann. A less common occupation for the Dann family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Dann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Dann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Dann. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Dann. For the veterans among your Dann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dann Life Expectancy

What is the average Dann lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dann in 1955 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dann 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.

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