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Danz Family History

Danz Name Meaning

from a personal name, a short form of Tandulf, which is of uncertain origin. possibly a nickname for someone who liked to dance, from Middle High German tanz, danz ‘dance’.

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


Similar surnames: Dann, Ranz, Ganz, Denz, Sanz, Dana, Dane, Danza, Datz, Banz

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Where is the Danz family from?

You can see how Danz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Danz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 47 Danz families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Danz's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Danz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danz. 17% of Danz men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Danz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danz were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Shoe Worker
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Danz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danz 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 Danz. 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 Danz. For the veterans among your Danz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Danz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Danz in 1943 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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