Deane Family History

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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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Deane Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Deane name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Deane. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Deane Family Origin

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Deane Family Occupations

What did your Deane ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Deane occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Deane's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deane. A less common occupation for the Deane family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Deane ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Deane Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Deane Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deane ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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