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Dano Family History

Dano Name Meaning

Hungarian (Danó): from a pet form of Dániel, Hungarian form of Daniel. Slovak (Dano): probably a derivative of the personal name Daniel. Bulgarian: from a derivative of the personal names Jordan or Danail. Perhaps an altered spelling of French Danot or Danon, from pet forms of Jourdan or Daniel.

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


Similar surnames: Danko, Dana, Dane, Danos, Dann, Tano, Dino, Lano, Jank, Gano

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Where is the Dano family from?

You can see how Dano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dano family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Dano family living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dano's in the USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Dano families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dano. 28% of Dano men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Dano women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dano were Truck Driver and New Worker.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Labor
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    32%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Maid
    19%
  • New Worker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dano 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 851 immigration records available for the last name Dano. 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 765 military records available for the last name Dano. For the veterans among your Dano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dano lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dano in 1945 was 22, and 66 in 2004.

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