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Danza Name Meaning

from danza ‘dance’, hence a nickname for someone who enjoyed dancing, but possibly from the same word, in Old Italian meaning ‘agreement’, ‘pact’, ‘coalition’. habitational name from Danza in Salerno province.

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


Similar surnames: Danzi, Panza, Danz, Lanza, Daza, Rana, Razza, Maza, Banz, Denz

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Where is the Danza family from?

You can see how Danza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danza family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Danza families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Danza families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Danza's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Danza families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danza surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Danza. 35% of Danza men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Danza women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danza were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    35%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Driver
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
    30%
  • Operator
    30%
  • Helper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
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What Danza family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 951 census records available for the last name Danza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danza 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Danza. 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 282 military records available for the last name Danza. For the veterans among your Danza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danza lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Danza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Danza in 1963 was 62, and 89 in 2004.

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