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Danner Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a forest, from Middle Low German dan, Middle High German tan ‘pine’, ‘forest’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name from any of various places called Thann, named with this word, notably in Bavaria, and also in Mecklenburg and Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Tanner, Wanner, Banner, Kanner, Dannen, Denner, Depner, Sandner

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Where is the Danner family from?

You can see how Danner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Danner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Danner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Danner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danner. 17% of Danner men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Danner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danner were Salesman and Housework.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Danner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danner 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Danner. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Danner. For the veterans among your Danner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danner lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Danner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Danner in 1946 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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