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Danna Name Meaning

French (also D’Anna): apparently a metronymic from the female personal name Anna, although Debrabandere suggests it may be a dialect form of the surname Dannau, from Daniel.

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


Similar surnames: Hanna, Anna, Dann, Dana, Sanna, Nanna, Manna, Donna, Daane, Dinn

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Where is the Danna family from?

You can see how Danna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danna families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Danna families living in Indiana. This was about 43% of all the recorded Danna's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Danna families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danna. 25% of Danna men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Danna women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danna were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Danna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danna 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Danna. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Danna. For the veterans among your Danna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danna lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Danna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Danna in 1951 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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