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Deaner Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (see Dean 1) + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Diener.

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


Similar surnames: Derner, Denner, Meader, Reader, Deener, Depner, Deaver, Beaber

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Where is the Deaner family from?

You can see how Deaner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deaner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deaner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Deaner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Deaner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deaner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deaner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deaner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deaner. 25% of Deaner men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Deaner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deaner were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Deaner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deaner 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 300 immigration records available for the last name Deaner. 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 984 military records available for the last name Deaner. For the veterans among your Deaner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deaner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Deaner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Deaner in 1954 was 58, and 86 in 2004.

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