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Deane Name Meaning

Irish: in County Donegal this is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Deagánaigh ‘son of the deacon’ (see Deacon); in County Tipperary it can be from Gaelic Ó Déaghain ‘descendant of the deacon’. In other cases the surname is of English origin (see Dean 1). English: variant of Dean 1.

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


Similar surnames: Dane, Dean, Keane, Doane, Devaney, Devane, Duane, Denny, Bean, Drane

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Where is the Deane family from?

You can see how Deane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deane families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 34 Deane families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Deane's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Deane families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deane surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deane ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deane. 17% of Deane men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Deane women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deane were Clerk and Secretary.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Deane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deane 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Deane. 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 Deane. For the veterans among your Deane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deane lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Deane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Deane in 1942 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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